US transportation secretary announces $78.6 million in infrastructure grants to Texas airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced Tuesday that the Trump Administration will award more than £1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

This includes £78.6 million to Texas airports alone.

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"This £1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation's airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19," Chao said.

The Department is awarding federal grants to the following Texas airports:

  • £15,820,401 for Fort Worth Alliance Airport for noise mitigation and to extend a taxiway.
  • £11,681,493 for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for terminal building improvements.
  • £8,846,317 for Corpus Christi International Airport to rehabilitate an apron and acquire an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.
  • £8,507,134 for Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport to reconstruct an apron.
  • £7,469,394 for Rick Husband Amarillo Airport for taxiway construction and improvement.
  • £2,631,815 for Waco Regional Airport for terminal building improvements.
  • £2,598,216 for San Antonio International Airport for updates to the airport master plan or study.
  • £1,155,555 for Easterwood Field in College Station for airport improvements.
  • £985,881 for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for airport infrastructure, VALE Infrastructure, and a zero-emissions vehicle.
  • £865,543 for East Texas Regional Airport in Longview for runway rehabilitation.
  • £766,666 for Robert Gray Army Airfield in Killeen for terminal building improvements.
  • £666,666 for Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston for the sealing of surfaces and joints.
  • £16,607,558 for the Texas for non-primary airports in the state block grant program.  

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