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NASAO Commends U.S. DOT’s $986 Million in Grants to Nation’s Airport Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 24, 2019  
Posted by: NASAO

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dominique Khan

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dkhan@nasao.org | 202-868-6755

 

NASAO Commends U.S. DOT’s $986 Million in Grants to Nation’s Airport Infrastructure

Washington, DC (September 24, 2019)U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Chao announced that the Department will award $986 million in infrastructure grants to 354 airports spanning 44 states, Puerto Rico and Micronesia. The grants are the fifth round of distribution from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding. In total, the AIP funding allotment is $3.18 billion for airports across the U.S.

 

The grants will support multiple infrastructure projects, including runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, noise mitigation, emissions reduction, building of firefighting facilities, and maintenance of terminals, taxiways and aprons. Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

 

“Our Members thank Secretary Chao for her continued dedication to improving airport infrastructure. Enhanced airport infrastructure across the nation improves quality of life and has a direct, positive, impact on the economic wellbeing of the U.S.,” said Shelly Simi, President & CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO).

 

A full list of airports receiving grants can be found here.

 

 

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National Association of State Aviation Officials is dedicated to representing the interests of the states and the public before policymakers at the federal level. NASAO works very closely with the Department of Transportation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Transportation Research Board and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. NASAO maintains an official Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.