Biden Administration Earmarks $240m To Airport Infrastructure

Biden Administration Earmarks $240m To Airport Infrastructure
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It has been revealed this week that the Biden Administration has earmarked over $240m to modernise airports in 37 states around the U.S.

The $243.7m budget includes 150 grants in 37 states across the country to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety, and create jobs.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Biden Administration Earmarks $240m To Airport Infrastructure…

Biden Administration Earmarks $240m To Airport Infrastructure
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The release from the FAA details where the $243.7m granted by the Biden Administration under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which airports will benefit from this across the U.S.

Commenting on this milestone was the U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg:

“We saw a record number of passengers fly during the recent holiday season, and we can expect increased demand for air travel to continue”.

“These investments from the Biden-Harris administration are making it possible to modernize our country’s aging airport infrastructure to meet this demand today and ensure safe, efficient travel into the future.”

The FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E added to this saying:

“Collectively, these grants help airports across the nation make timely improvements to key critical infrastructure which ensures passengers have a safe, efficient and enjoyable experience as they travel”.

Several grants being announced this week will help to reduce the risk of runway incursions.

Projects will reconfigure taxiways that may cause confusion, install new lighting systems and provide more flexibility on the airfield.

All eyes will be on how this will benefit the aviation industry in the U.S by the Biden administration.

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