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U.S. transportation department giving $779 million for airports

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Elaine L. Chao
America   Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The recipients of the selected grants will meet any remaining required approvals.

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals.

The construction and equipment supported by this funding increase the airports’ safety, emergency response capabilities, capacity, and could support further potential growth and development within each airport’s region.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a Federal Register notice on July 9, 2018, explaining the evaluation criteria and submission process.

After the FAA awarded $205 million to 37 airports in 34 states in September 2018, airports in October 2018 submitted additional funding requests for grant awards in fiscal years 2019 or 2020.

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