With the goal of assisting US airports in managing the rising volume of travelers, about $1 billion will be distributed to 99 airports nationwide through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to the US Federal Aviation Agency. These awards are in addition to the $1 billion allotted last July for terminal renovations at 85 airports.
Some of the entities that will be getting a piece of said funding for their projects are O’Hare International Airport ($50 million), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ($38 million), and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport ($35 million).
Airport Technology further reported:
FAA deputy administrator A Bradley Mims said: “Today’s funding doesn’t just improve airport terminals. It creates opportunities in communities large and small for good-paying jobs and a chance to be part of our country’s thriving aviation sector.”
The financing will support investments in new baggage systems, ground transportation, and larger security checkpoints.
It will also be used to meet the needs of ageing air traffic control towers at airports in 47 states and two territories.
The grant will also be used to build new or expand terminal facilities, improve access to other modes of transportation or enhance roadways, and strengthen accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
It will also go towards upgrading airport access in smaller communities and terminal sustainability.