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Wed August 23, 2017 - National Edition
In a new announcement Aug. 22, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Federal Aviation Administration will now issue $282.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to airports across the country.
The grants, which are part of the FAA's Airport Improvement Program, will be awarded to 67 airports in 29 states. This announcement follows a similar statement Chao made at the beginning of August, where she said the FAA would award $167.6 million in new airport infrastructure grants to 64 facilities in 30 states
So far this year, the FAA has awarded over 1,428 new grants totaling $2.3 billion to close to 1,210 airports. According to the FAA, airports are entitled to some funding from AIP each year; the amount is determined by passenger volume. However, if an airport's project costs more than their entitlement funds, the FAA can add to the number with discretionary funding.
According to the statement, airports getting discretionary grants this year include:
Nuiqsut Airport, Nuiqsut AK: $7 million to repair runway 5/23
Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, Ala.: $3 million to repair the taxiway
Richard Arthur Field, Fayette, Ala.: $1.6 million to repair Runway 18/36
Scottsdale, Airport, Scottsdale, Ariz.: $1.3 million to repair the airport's apron
Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Oakland, Calif.: $3.2 million to build 25 charging stations for low emission vehicles
Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Oxford, Conn.: $28.9 million to repair Runway 18/36
New Castle Airport, Wilmington, Del.: $5.4 million to build an airport taxiway
Tallahassee International Airport, Tallahassee, Fla.: $4.4 million to repair the airport's apron
Venice Municipal Airport, Venice, Fla.: $4.5 to repair the airport's apron
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta: $15.8 million to build a taxiway
Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago: $1.2 million to repair lighting for Runway 13C/31C
Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field, Quincy, Ill.: $2.3 million to repair Runway 13/31
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Metairie, La.: $26.1 million to build a new terminal apron
Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, MA: $6.6 million to repair of Runways 08/26 and 14/32
Sawyer International Airport, Detroit: $6 million to repair Runway 01/19
Skyhaven Airport, Warrensburg, Mo.: $3 million to reconstruct and realign Taxiway A. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Missouri administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Skyhaven Airport, in the state.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport, St. Louis: $7.1 million to repair and extend Runway 12L/30R and portions of Taxiways K and S
Pitt-Greenville Airport, Greenville, N.C.: $10.2 million to repair Runway 02/20 and to purchase land adjacent to the airport for noise compatibility
Williston Airport, Williston, N.D.: $21.3 million to build a new commercial service airport northwest of Williston, N.D.
Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, Albuquerque, N.M.: $3 million to repair Runway 08/26
Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport, Lawton, Okla.: $2 million to build a replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting building
Bend Municipal Airport, Bend, Ore.: $1.6 million to repair the general aviation apron
Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg, Pa.: $15 million to repair Runway 13/31
Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia: $16.5 million to extend Runway 09R/27L
Provo Municipal Airport, Provo, UT: $5.1 million to repair Taxiway A
Virginia Highlands Airport, Abingdon, Va.: $5.9 million to extend Runway 06/24
Hanover County Municipal Airport, Ashland, Va.: $2.8 million to build an apron for additional aircraft parking
Manassas Regional/Harry P. Davis Field, Manassas, VA: $1.7 million to repair of the airport's apron
Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport, South Hill, Va.: $2.7 million to repair the terminal apron and taxiway pavement around the aircraft hangars, and
Ed Carlson Memorial Field-South Lewis County, Toledo, Wash.: $2.9 million to repair and widen the parallel Taxiway A pavement.