More Than 100 U.S. Airports to Receive $230 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Grants

The grants fund various types of airport infrastructure projects including runways, taxiways, and airport signage

More Than 100 U.S. Airports to Receive $230 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Grants
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July 7, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced this week that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award a total of $230 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to 104 airports across the United States.

The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings which helps to create thousands of jobs.

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume.

"U.S. airports are huge economic drivers," said FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta. "AIP allows us to continue to invest in the safety and modernization of our nation's airports."

Ready for Improvements

The FAA will issue AIP grants to the airports over the next several weeks in time to take advantage of the spring and summer construction season.

USDOT says that the grants will ensure that the projects at these airports are either under construction or completed prior to the onset of the winter season, which comes early in late fall in some parts of the country.

In North Carolina, Charlotte Douglas International Airport will receive more than $14 million for taxiway rehabilitation and runway improvements.

See a full list of AIP grant recipients.