The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion to 85 airports of all sizes across the country to improve terminals.
The grants will help expand capacity at the 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 and improve new air traffic control towers.
Historically, the FAA has invested in runways, traffic-control towers, and back-of-house infrastructure. The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, though, dedicates funding to also support modernizing airport terminals.
Seventy grants contain an element that will expand terminal capacity. Forty-seven grants contain an element that will go to improving airport access to historically disadvantaged populations and rural airports.
The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for airport terminal grants.
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