November 13, 2019
  • 2:34 pm Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress
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  • 2:15 pm In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush, ISTEA, and Transportation
  • 1:56 pm Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge
  • 1:35 pm FAA Reshuffles Executives, Plans Drone Identification Rulemaking in Spring 2019
  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 2:17 pm FHWA to Release Proposed Bridge Inspection Revisions
  • 2:15 pm Rescission Funding Cuts May Go Deeper Than Expected
  • 2:13 pm NTSB Hearing Seeks Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Improvements
  • 2:09 pm ARTBA Report Highlights Results of Transportation Ballot Measures
  • 2:06 pm Video: Winners of the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards

On Sept. 12 the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $586 million in airport infrastructure grants; the fifth round out of a total of $3.18 billion worth of Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for U.S. airports.

This fifth increment of funding awards – a process that began on June 8 this year – provides 217 grants to 181 airports in 39 states that will fund 458 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, snow removal equipment, and two firefighting training facilities.

USDOT noted that airports 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.

Among the grant awards are $20.8 million to the Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, California, to help fund the reconstruction of 16,000 feet of Taxiway A and B pavements that have reached the end of their useful lives, $12.6 million to Chicago Midway International Airport to repair multiple taxiway lighting systems and runway lighting system and guard lights, as well as reconstructing 30,400 square yards of apron pavements, plus $18.2 million to the Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania to help repair multiple taxiway pavements and lighting systems.

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