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FAA awards another $148M to airports thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The FAA shared on Friday that it was granting $148.3 in funding to airports in 28 states and Guam for 73 airport-related infrastructure projects. The upcoming projects are funded with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure program, providing roughly $15 billion in total funding and $3 billion annually for five years. "The funding we announce today will help 70 airports complete vital infrastructure projects that improve safety and efficiency," U.S. Transportation Pete Buttigieg said. "This is another example of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to modernizing America's aviation system, keeping it safe and efficient for generations to come."RELATED STORIES:FAA grants over $100M to airports, ATC towers around countryFAA awarding nearly $1B in grants to 114 airportsFAA grants nearly $250M to modernize airports Funding includes $61.9 million to Orlando International (MCO) to expand the existing Terminal C; $22.1 million to the General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS) to enhance Land and Hold Short Operations systems to meet FAA standards; and $13.6 million to Dallas Love Field (DAL) to build an aircraft rescue and fire fighting building. This funding is from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This law provides $15 billion over five years for the program. By 2024, nearly $9 billion in AIG funding has been made available to airports around the country.Take a closer look at what airports are receiving funding The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making a historic investment into the infrastructure around the country, investing in the competitiveness that will rebuild America's roads and bridges, upgrade and expand public transit and rail and modernize ports and airports. The administration has announced over $448 billion in Bipartisan Law funding for over 51,000 infrastructure projects around the country to date, mobilizing more than $685 billion in private-sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the U.S. "These grants help airports across the Nation sustain and improve critical infrastructure to advance the safest, most efficient airport system in the world," FAA Associate Administrator for airports Shannette R. Griggin said.
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