BEYOND THE BELTWAY
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds $1 Billon in Airport Improvements Nationwide
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway, a weekly highlight reel of public investment in action!
Last week the Biden administration announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will distribute $1 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve 85 airports across the nation. The funding will be used to increase energy efficiency, expand capacity, and improve access for individuals with disabilities. The projects will create thousands of jobs all across the country.
TEXAS: Austin International Airport will receive $15 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to expand capacity and prepare the airport for a transition from a medium hub to a major hub. Improvements will include wayfinding, multi-lingual assistance, assistive care restrooms, and improving ADA compliance. [story]
MINNESOTA: Fillmore County Airport will receive $950,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve the building that pilots use when on break time. Fillmore Airport is home to 26 pilots with eight more expected as more flights are added. [story]
PENNSYLVANIA: Lehigh Valley Airport will receive $5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve a new four-lane security checkpoint. Officials said the construction would create new jobs and boost the regional economy. [story]
IOWA: Five Iowa airports will receive $27 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to expand terminal capacity and improve energy efficiency. The airports receiving funding are Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Council Bluffs, and Washington municipal airports. [story]
NEW YORK: Rochester Airport will receive $5.2 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for five new, energy-efficient passenger boarding bridges. Nationwide, the $1 billion in funding was aimed at energy efficiency and accessibility. [story]
MASSACHUSETTS: Logan Airport in Boston will receive $62 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to repair roadways, terminals, and gates, as well as replace terminal HVAC systems, expand baggage claim, and improve pedestrian access. [story]
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Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.
The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.