FAA Awards $31 Million to Expand Cargo Infrastructure at US Airports

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than 31 million USD to expand cargo infrastructure at nine airports in the US.

These projects will help strengthen supply chains by promoting the efficient movement of goods.

FAA Cargo Funding
Chicago Rockford International Airport will receive 6,799,210 USD under this round of funding
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:

“Every day, we rely on goods transported through our nation’s airports. Today’s announcement will make improvements at airports across our country so they can handle cargo more efficiently and help strengthen America’s supply chains.”

The funding includes:

  • 6,799,210 USD for Chicago Rockford International Airport to construct a 4,267-foot taxiway and connectors to increase access to the south cargo apron
  • 5,614,732 USD for Huntsville International Airport to rehabilitate 5,600 square yards of the existing air cargo apron and expand the airport’s access road
  • 4,524,530 USD for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to rehabilitate its existing taxiway and cargo apron pavement
  • 8,169,544 USD for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to reconstruct the taxilane and rehabilitate the apron at the airport

In addition, grants have been awarded to Bishop International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport, Stockton Metropolitan Airport and Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport.

The funding come from the FY2022 Airport Improvement Program. This programme contributes to a variety of projects including construction of new and improved airport facilities, repairs to runways and taxiways, maintenance of airfield elements such as lighting and signage, and the purchase of equipment to operate and maintain airports.

Foe example, in May 2022, the FAA invested more than 608 million USD in building safer, more accessible airports in the US.

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