By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA
More than 400 U.S. airports are receiving a share of $1.187 billion for construction and improvement projects. The total includes $731 million through the Airport Improvement Program, the main federal airport capital grant program. An additional $455 million is through supplemental discretionary grants approved in the FY 2020 annual transportation appropriations law.
The funds are being provided to 439 airports in all 50 states. See the full of list of projects.
The money will be available for 100 percent of the eligible costs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Projects slated to receive funds include:
- Runway rehabilitation;
- Access road expansion;
- Taxiway construction and rehabilitation; and
- Pavement surface and joint sealing.