Artist rendering of North Terminal project at Louis Armstrong International Airport, which received $20.3 million AIP funding for an expanded apron. 

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Two U.S. Department of Transportation agencies have announced this week infrastructure grants totaling nearly $600 million for airport and road projects.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $586 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding. This fifth increment of FY 2018 funding provides 217 grants to 181 airports in 39 states. It will fund 458 infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, and other work. See the full project list.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration awards to nine state transportation departments.

The funding will be used to improve safety and operational efficiency of roads and bridges with cutting-edge pavement materials, engineering techniques, and connected-vehicle technology. See the full project list.