USDOT, FAA to award $162.3 million in airport infrastructure grants

Updated Aug 22, 2017
A thin asphalt overlay containing synthetic fibers is placed as part of a runway project at Jackson Hole Airport in Teton County, Wyo. | Photo: FORTA Corp.A thin asphalt overlay containing synthetic fibers is placed as part of a runway project at Jackson Hole Airport in Teton County, Wyo. | Photo: FORTA Corp.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to award $162.4 million in airport infrastructure grants through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The grants will affect 72 airports in 31 states.

“The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” says Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.  “This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities.”

So far in 2017, USDOT has announced airport grants totaling $2.1 billion affecting 1,205 airports. The grants include projects for runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings. These include:

  • Pago Pago International Airport in the American Samoa, $3 million â€“ funds will be used to repair runway 05/23.
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, 3.2 million â€“ funds will be used to purchase six zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations.
  • Miami Executive Airport in Miami FL, $3.1 million â€“ the grant will be used to construct a new taxiway.
  • Miami International Airport in Miami, FL, $23.5 million â€“ funds will be used to reconstruct Taxiway R.
  • McCall Municipal Airport in McCall, ID, $ 1.1 million â€“ funds will be used to construct an airport apron the area where aircraft park.
  • Owensboro-Daviess-County Airport in Owensboro, KY, $.4.1 million â€“ funds will be used to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building.
  • Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, MD, $2.3 million â€“ grant funds will be used to repair the airport taxiway.
  • Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, WV, $5.4 million â€“ funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23.
  • Freemont Municipal Airport in Freemont, MI, $1 million â€“ grant funds will be used for the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Michigan administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Freemont Municipal Airport, in the state.
  • Detroit Lakes-Wething Field in Detroit lakes, MN, $2 million â€“ funds will be used to construct a runway safety area at the end of the runway.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC, $1.6 million â€“ grant funds will be used to purchase four zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations.
  • Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, ND, $2 million â€“ funds will be used to widen the taxiway.
  • Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, $4.4 million â€“ the project will fund the repair of a taxiway.
  • Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ, $1 million â€“ the grant will fund the repair of Runway 05/23.
  • Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ, $3 million â€“ grants funds will be used to repair the taxiway.
  • Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, OH, $7.3 million â€“ funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment.
  • Cuyahoga County Airport in Cleveland, OH, $11.3 million â€“ grant funds will be used to repair and extend Runway 06/24.
  • Claremore Regional Airport in Claremore, OK, $1.9 million â€“ the project will fund the repair of Runway 17/35.
  • Grants Pass Airport in Grants Pass, OR, $1.1 million â€“ funds will be used to construct a taxiway.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA, $ 12.3 million â€“ grant funds will be used to construct a deicing pad on the airport.
  • Donaldson Field in Greenville, SC, $ 5.1 million â€“ funds will be used to repair a taxiway.
  • Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, TX, $1.5 million â€“ grants funds will be used to extend Runway 16L/34R.
  • Waukesha Airport in Waukesha, WI, $1.8 million â€“ grant funds will be used for the expansion of the apron. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Waukesha Airport, in the state.