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FAA Awarding 2 Infrastructure Grants in Maryland

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, including the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville, Md.

According to the Department of Transportation, this is the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

“This significant investment in airport improvements in Maryland will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said Secretary Chao.

The following airports will receive grants:

  • Hagerstown Regional in Hagerstown, $1,000,000 - grant funds will be used to expand the terminal building and acquire land for approaches.
  • Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville, $90,000 - grant funds will be used for an environmental study.

There will be a total of 276 grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia.

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals. The construction and equipment supported by this funding increases the airports’ safety, emergency response capabilities, and capacity, and could support further economic growth and development within each airport’s region.

The FAA says airport infrastructure in the United States, with 3,332 airports and 5,000 paved runways, supports our economic competitiveness and improves quality of life.

According to the FAA’s most recent economic analysis, U.S. civil aviation accounts for $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and supports nearly 11 million jobs.

Airports can receive a certain amount of AIP entitlement funding each year based on activity levels and project needs. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

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