Huntsville International Airport to receive over $ 4 million from infrastructure bill – The Madison Record
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allocate approximately $ 28.2 million to Alabama’s 70 airports with funding made available by the recent bipartisan infrastructure act, including more than $ 4 million dollars at Huntsville International Airport. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminals, airport links and road projects. This is the first of five annual funding rounds that Alabama airports will receive.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law has given us a unique opportunity to build safer, more sustainable airports that connect people to jobs and communities around the world,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country can now get to work on projects that have waited years, modernize their infrastructure and build a better America.”
Alabama airports can submit projects they wish to use funds on for review by the FAA in the coming weeks. The FAA encourages airports to prioritize projects that increase airport safety, fairness and sustainability. The agency also plans to conduct outreach activities with the minority business community on these opportunities at airports across the country.
The following commercial airports in Alabama are estimated to receive funding in the first year of the bipartisan infrastructure act:
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth to Birmingham: $ 5,601,026
Dothan regional to Dothan: $ 1,038,167
Huntsville International to Huntsville: $ 4,224,449
Regional mobile to mobile: $ 2,699,719
Mobile Downtown to Mobile: $ 1,083,801
Regional from Montgomery to Montgomery: $ 1,920,386
It is also estimated that 64 additional relief and general aviation airports across Alabama will receive funding in the first year of the bipartisan infrastructure law. For an interactive map and list of funding for all airports in Alabama, visit https://www.faa.gov/bil/airport-infrastructure
The money comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the bipartite infrastructure law. The law provides $ 15 billion over five years for this program. The FAA estimates that the backlog of airport modernization and security projects is $ 43.6 billion.