Historically, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has invested in runways, traffic control towers, and back-of-house infrastructure. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, there is dedicated funding to support modernizing airport terminals across the country. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.
The FAA will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Two grants will also be awarded to build new air traffic control towers.
Among the different grants, below are some.
- 70 grants contain an element that will expand terminal capacity
- 76 grants contain an element that will increase terminal sustainability
- 47 grants contain an element that will improve airport access to historically disadvantaged populations and rural airports
- 73 grants contain an element that provides greater access to individuals with disabilities
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