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Interactive List: Which Airports Will Receive Funds From Infrastructure Bill?

Which airports are receiving funds — and how much are they receiving?

A controversial infrastructure bill worth as much as $1.5 trillion was signed into law as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by Joseph R. Biden — who is the current president of the United States — on Monday, November 15, 2021; and among the beneficiaries of the first $968,625,660.00 in funds are 85 airports throughout the country…

Interactive List: Which Airports Will Receive Funds From Infrastructure Bill?

…but which 85 airports are receiving their share of the initial funds of the Airport Terminals Program — and which of the 85 airports will gain the most financially?

The bipartisan infrastructure law will help airports, according to the official Internet web site of The White House of the United States:

This will improve U.S. competitiveness, create more and better jobs at these hubs, and reduce emissions. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in our infrastructure have left the links in our goods movement supply chains struggling to keep up with our strong economic recovery from the pandemic. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make the fundamental changes that are long overdue for our nation’s ports and airports so this will not happen again. The United States built modern aviation, but our airports lag far behind our competitors. According to some rankings, no U.S. airports rank in the top 25 of airports worldwide. Our ports and waterways need repair and reimagination too. The legislation invests $17 billion in port infrastructure and waterways and $25 billion in airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies. Modern, resilient, and sustainable port, airport, and freight infrastructure will strengthen our supply chains and support U.S. competitiveness by removing bottlenecks and expediting commerce and reduce the environmental impact on neighboring communities.

“Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $5 billion has been granted to provide competitive grants for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports”, according to this official article from the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States. “These grants can fund projects that will improve airfield safety through terminal relocation, replace aging facilities, increase capacity, encourage competition, improve energy efficiency (including LEED accreditation standards) and increase or improve access to passengers with disabilities and historically disadvantaged populations. Projects that relocate, reconstruct, repair or improve an airport-owned air traffic control tower are also eligible.”

Interactive List of 85 Airports Which Will Receive Funding

An interactive list of the 85 airports which will receive financial aid from the first round of funding for the Airport Terminals Program from the bipartisan infrastructure law was custom created for your convenience.

STATECITYAIRPORT NAMEAIRPORT LOCIDREGIONAL — PROJECT DESCRIPTIONFINAL APPROVED AMOUNT
AlaskaAnchorageTed Stevens Anchorage International AirportANCThe existing bridge has outlived its useful life. The new passenger boarding bridge will increase passenger capacity and improve energy efficiency.$2,432,000
AlabamaHuntsvilleHuntsville Intl-Carl T Jones FldHSVThe grant will allow for construction of a new terminal facility. Other improvments include expansion of existing terminal public areas, family restrooms, lactation rooms and a Service Animal Relief Area. These enhancements to the terminal will improve energy efficieny and achieve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$10,000,000
AlabamaDemopolisDemopolis Regional AirportDYAThe construction of a new General Aviation terminal building will replace the existing 47-year-old structure. The new terminal will be more energy efficient, increase the passenger capacity and be more accessibile for individuals with access and functional needs.$1,260,000
ArkansasFayetteville/Springda le/RogersNorthwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA)XNAFunding will support significant upgrades to increase energy efficiency and infrastructure for individuals with access and functional needs. Terminal updates will focus on the expansion of the terminal, adding an upper level walkway bridge, replacing and adding escalators, and updating baggage system.$13,000,000
ArkansasTexarkanaTexarkana Regional AirportTXKFunding will assure the completion of the terminal expansion and two new passenger boarding bridges. The terminal and new passenger bridges increase passenger capacity and improve accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs.$5,000,000
ArizonaPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa Gateway AirportIWAThe modernization consists of updating and expanding the existing terminal to replace the temporary 4-gate facility with a permanent 5-gate. The new terminal facility will improve energy efficiency and achieve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$14,400,000
CaliforniaLos AngelesLos Angeles InternationalLAXThe terminal roadways will be reconfigured and repaved. The project will also include the reconfiguring and modernization of the entrance to the central terminal area parking. These updates will increase passenger capacity for everyone including those with access and functional needs.$50,000,000
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego International AirportSANThe existing Terminal 1 facility will be demolished and construction on new terminal facility with 19 gates will begin. In addition to the new terminal facility, additional energy efficiency improvements will be made to the airport.$24,000,000
CaliforniaSan JoseNorman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSJCThe terminal facilities will be updated improving accessibility throughout the terminal and bringing it into compliance with the American with Disability Act (ADA). These updates will increase passenger capacity for everyone including those with access and functional needs.$10,000,000
CaliforniaLong BeachLong Beach AirportLGBThe terminal roadways will be reconfigured and repaved. The project will also include the realignment of the terminal loop. These upgrades will alllow for an increase in passenger capacity and improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for indviduals with access and functional needs.$10,600,000
ColoradoDenverDenver International AirportDENThis project includes improvements to the terminal facility including replacing the baggage handling system. The new system will improve energy efficiency and will accommodate increased capacity to 100M annual passengers.$60,000,000
ColoradoDurangoDurango-La Plata County AirportDROThe grant funds the first phase of the terminal rehabilitation program. This includes an additional 3,300 sqft of post screening area and the addition of one new gate for increased passenger capacity. The enhancements further improve energy efficiency, and increases accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs.$3,200,000
ConnecticutWindsor LocksBradley International AirportBDLThe existing checked baggage inspection system (CBIS) is located in the ticket counter area which limits capacity, creates passenger congestion and delays. The funding will be used for terminal expansion to provide an in-line CBIS and implementation of an airport wide baggage handling system with upgrades. Additionally energy efficient updates throughout the terminal include the installation of elevators, upgraded HVAC system and new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant restrooms.$20,000,000
FloridaOrlandoOrlando International AirportMCOThe South Terminal C expansion includes the addition of 4 gates with 8 loading bridges to the terminal facility. The project increases passenger capacity, improves Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facilities, and achieves LEED certification.$50,000,000
FloridaSarasota/BradentonSarasota Bradenton International AirportSRQA new Concourse Ground Boarding Facility will be constrcuted. The new Concourse A Ground Boarding Facility will add five new gates and hold rooms, add four security checkpoint lanes, and replace the existing two-chiller Central Energy Plant (CEP). Funding will also be used to improve the existing Concourse B. Improvements will include expanding holdrooms, adding escalators, modifying gate entrances, and upgrading power and communications equipment. The project will increase passenger capacity, improves accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs, and increases energy efficiency.$10,000,000
FloridaGainesvilleGainesville Regional AirportGNVImprovements to the Multi-modal Ground Transport Facility include updated lighted, accessible, covered walkways to the commercial airline terminal, a covered passenger waiting area, accessible restrooms, and queing lanes for taxis and city busses arriving and departing the terminal. These improvements will reduce curbside congestion and improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$1,677,250
GeorgiaAtlantaHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportATLThis project will update and modernize the 40-year-old Concourse D. The rehabilitation project also includes enlarging hold rooms, restrooms, and the central corridor. These updates will increase passenger capacity, improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs, and achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification.$40,000,000
HawaiiHonoluluDaniel K. Inouye International AirportHNLThe terminal roadways will be reconfigured and repaved. In addition, select updates to the drainage and lighting on select terminal floors of the Ewa and Diamond Head Concourses will be made. These upgrades will alllow for an increaseenergy efficiency and improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for indviduals with access and functional needs.$10,000,000
IowaCedar RapidsEastern Iowa Airport (CID)CIDThe passenger terminal will be expanded with the addition of four passenger gates. This will complete the airport's terminal modernization program. The additional gates not only increases passenger capacity but will improve accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs and improves energy efficiency.$20,415,727
IowaDes MoinesDes Moines International AirportDSMThe fuding will allow for the planning and design of a 4-phase new terminal project. Phase 1 includes the site work, officially kicking off the construction of the new terminal. The new terminal will improve enery efficiency, improve accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs and create jobs during the construction of the terminal.$5,000,000
IowaWashingtonWashington Municipal Airport (AWG)AWGA new solar power system will be installed in the General Aviation terminal. In addition to the solar power system, associated electrical efficiency enhancements will be made throughout the terminal. These updates will further improve the energy efficiency of the terminal.$129,675
IowaCouncil BluffsCouncil Bluffs Municipal AirportCBFA new elevator will be installed in the General Aviation terminal. The elevator will increase Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and accessibility to the second floor for indviduals with access and functional needs.$112,500
IowaDubuqueDubuque Regional AirportDBQA new solar power system will be installed in the passenger terminal. In addition to the solar power system, associated electrical efficiency enhancements will be made throughout the commercial passenger terminal. These updates will further improve the energy efficiency of the terminal.$1,346,112
IdahoBoiseBoise AirportBOIImprovements to the terminal building include replacing the aging boiler with a newer more energy efficient boiler. Additionally, new more energy efficient skylights will be installed to provide a natural light source for the terminal. These improvement further support Boise's clean energy goal.$960,000
IllinoisCarbondale/MurphysboroSouthern Illinois Airport AuthorityMDHThe existing terminal building does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The project will provide the funding required to complete the construction of a new terminal building that will increase passenger capacity, improve accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs and improve energy efficiency. Additionally, the new terminal will create jobs during the construction as well as once the terminal is operational.$1,039,404
IllinoisPeoriaGeneral Wayne A. Downing Peoria International AirportPIAThe existing Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is over 60 years old and does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The construction of a new tower will meet all current building codes including ADA requirements to provide a safe working environment for all employees. Additionally, the new ATCT tower will utilize modern, energy efficient HVAC systems and lighting.$15,000,000
IndianaFort WayneFort Wayne International AirportFWAThe existing terminal is over 30 years old with inefficient HVAC units and insulation. Additionally, the existing terminal building does not provide adequate space for passenger waiting and boarding areas. The terminal improvements will modernize the energy efficient HVAC units, insulation, lighting and improve access for passengers including individuals with access and functional needs. The expansion project will improve safety and operations by increasing taxiway separation to the terminal.$13,800,000
IndianaEvansvilleEvansville Regional AirportEVVImprovements to the existing terminal facility include replacing the outdated HVAC equipment, lighting and passenger access systems. The existing systems are past their useful life and require frequent maintenance. The new HVAC, lighting and passenger access systems will be energy efficient, increase passenger access and improve accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs.$3,420,000
KansasAugustaAugusta Municipal Airport3AUThis project removes and installs a new HVAC system in the General Aviation terminal building. The new HVAC system will be energy efficient.$36,000
KansasTopekaTopeka Regional AirportFOEThe existing passenger loading bridge, originally acquired in 1985, has exceeded its useful life. It is causing distresses at the terminal building connection, requiring foundation improvements at the building connection point. A new loading bridge will increase passenger capacity and ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$1,900,000
KansasLawrenceLawrence Regional AirportLWCThe project renovates the General Aviation terminal building that was originally constructed in 1985. Improvement to the terminal facility include new roofing, HVAC, windows, and various exterior refurbishments. The renovations to the terminal building will be energy efficient and create jobs during the renovation project.$1,075,124
KansasTopekaPhilip Billard Municipal AirportTOPThe existing general aviation terminal building, originally constructed in the 1950s, has exceeded its useful life. The new terminal facility will increase passenger capacity and ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$3,800,000
KentuckyHendersonHenderson City-County AirportEHRThe roof of the existing terminal building has exceeded its useful life. The funding will help with replacing the aging roof that is showing signs of distress.$247,950
LouisianaBaton RougeBaton Rouge Metropolitan AirportBTRTwo passenger boarding bridges will be replaced with more accessible and energy efficent bridges. The updated bridges will increase reliability, improve passenger capacity and ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$5,200,000
LouisianaLake CharlesLake Charles Regional AirportLCHTwo passenger boarding bridges will be replaced with more accessible and energy efficent bridges. The updated bridges will increase reliability improving passenger capacity and ensuring Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for individuals with access and functional needs.$2,500,000
MassachusettsBostonGeneral Edward Lawrence Logan International AirportBOSThe pavement for the roadways have begun showing signs of deterioration. The grants will allow for the replacement of the aging infrastructure. Renovations to Terminal E include replacing the HVAC system, expanding the baggage claim area to accommodate gate expansions, and rehabilitating the existing ticket counter area, gates and jet bridges. These improvements will increase energy efficiencies throughout the terminal and assist the Massachusetts Port Authority in meeting its goal of Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.$62,000,000
MaineDexterDexter Regional Airport1B0The existing terminal building is beyond it useful life and does not meet current standards or needs for a General Aviation terminal building. A new 800 square foot terminal building will replace the existing 50 year old 200 square feet terminal building. The new terminal building will improve energy efficiency and increase accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs.$760,000
MaineBangorBangor International AirportBGRTerminal renovations and expansion will include replacing the HVAC system, replacement of one ground level boarding gate, construction of a connector between the two terminal buildings and the expansion of the passenger security screening checkpoint. The construction of the connector is to provide the air carriers increased flexibility and opportunities to expand service by providing access to gates in both terminal buildings.$14,200,000
MichiganDetroitDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County AirportDTWFunding will allow for the replacement of the passenger boarding bridges that improve energy efficiency and enhance accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs. Existing public restrooms throughout the airport will be updated to enhance accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs. The restroom upgrades will also inlude the addition of gender inclusive restrooms. All restroom fixtures will be replaced with energy efficient fixtures. In addition, new baggage claim belts will be installed to improve the baggage handling system and improve energy efficiency.$49,600,000
MichiganGrand RapidsGerald R. Ford International AirportGRRAs part of the ongoing terminal gate expansion project, funding will be used to install eight new passenger boarding bridges. The new boarding bridges will provide enhanced accessibility for all passengers by eliminating the need for ground-level loading. These bridges will also enhance energy efficiency with pre-conditioned air and auxiliary power.$8,687,870
MichiganFlintBishop International AirportFNTThe exisiting terminal roof has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with energy efficient materials, including improved insulation. The new roof will decrease heating and cooling needs and in turn, reduce energy consumption.$3,500,000
MinnesotaMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul International AirportMSPThis project will make several improvements to the terminals. Projects include the addition of five new boarding bridges and one relocated bridge. Additional projects include replacing electrical substations that serve critical areas of the baggage system along with the north security checkpoint and airport police area. Funding will allow for modified walkways, ramps, and slopes to better utilize space and meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.$21,300,000
MinnesotaBemidjiBemidji Regional AirportBJIThis project will reconfigure and expand security screening area at the airport. These updates will increase capacity and passenger flow at the security checkpoint.$95,000
MinnesotaPrestonFillmore County AirportFKAThis project will construct new general aviation terminal to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.$950,000
MinnesotaGlencoeGlencoe Municipal AirportGYLThis project will construct a new General Aviation terminal to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The new terminal building will use energy efficient solutions such as LED lights and water conservation fixtures.$712,500
MissouriHannibalHannibal Regional AirportHAEThis project will repair the leaking roof and damaged building infrastructure. The rehabiliation project will help extend the useful life of the terminal facility.$285,000
MissouriSt. JosephRosecrans Memorial AirportSTJA new passenger terminal will be constructed to replace the exisiting terminal. The new terminal will be constructed above the 100-year flood zone to mitigate future flooding. Additionally, the terminal will achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and improve energy efficiency.$1,980,000
MissouriFort Leonard WoodWaynesville-Saint Robert Regional AirportTBNThis project constructs a new commercial passenger terminal facility to meet increasing capacity and passenger access. The new terminal will improve airfield safety by separating military and civilian areas and activities.$3,000,000
MississippiColumbus/West Point/Starkville
Golden Triangle Regional AirportGTRThis project renovates the existing terminal to provide jet bridge access for larger aircraft. The project adds a second floor on the terminal to improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and airport capacity.$11,352,358
MontanaMissoulaMissoula Montana AirportMSOThis project will fund Phase 2 of the airports terminal replacement. Construction of the new terminal building will provide added capacity for increased demand, while also improving energy efficiency and accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs.$11,000,000
MontanaWest YellowstoneYellowstone AirportWYSThe existing terminal is outdated and does not today's standards. This project adds a new terminal with adequate space for ticketing, hold rooms and will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.$10,000,000
North CarolinaAshevilleAsheville Regional AirportAVLThis project replaces an existing 61-year-old Air Traffic Control Tower with a new, expanded facility. The project will enable increased terminal capacity, replace aging and obsolete infrastructure, improve airfield safety, upgrade the facility to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and increase energy efficiency.$15,000,000
North DakotaMottMott Municipal Airport3P3The construction of a new General Aviation terminal building will replace the existing structure that hos reached its useful life. The new terminal will be more energy efficient and more accessibile for individuals with access and functional needs.$380,000
NebraskaOmahaEppley AirfieldOMAThis project will construct a new terminal drop-off area and full canopy and additional aircraft gates. Additional updated include consolidating security screening and baggage handling systems and a central utility plant. The project also includes improved curb areas for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access and public transportation.$20,000,000
NebraskaLincolnLincoln AirportLNKThis project replaces the existing Lincoln terminal cooling towers, fans, internal exhaust decks, control equipment and associated plumbing. This project's overall aim is to resolve passenger and baggage screening area constraints and to rebuild the airline areas to allow for more flexible and competitive commercial air service opportunities.$850,000
New HampshireManchesterManchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTThis project will replace approximately 16,000 square feet of the existing glass canopy roofing and wall system that was originally installed in 1993 over the ticketing and bag claim areas, main escalators and the passenger security screening checkpoint. The higher performing panel system will improve natural lighting in the terminal reducing the dependency of artificial lighting and reduce the heating of these areas, which adds energy efficiency.$4,116,190
New MexicoAlbuquerqueAlbuquerque International SunportABQFunding supports new mechanical, electric, and lighting systems for increased efficiency, as well as new materials and connections to enhance Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access.$7,000,000
New YorkIslip and New YorkLong Island MacArthur AirportISPThis project upgrades the Main Terminal Building utilities and fire and life safety systems to comply with current building codes and provide greater energy efficiency. The project includes the installation of new 800 kVA generator to ensure continuous and efficient operation of the Main Terminal Building and Maintenance Building.$14,110,000
New YorkRochesterFrederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International AirportROCThis project replaces passenger boarding bridges with new state-of-the-art and energy efficient ones.$5,225,000
OhioVersaillesDarke County AirportVESThis project will construct a new terminal building to comply with accessibility requirements and provided enhanced energy efficiency by replacing the outdated HVAC system with a new higher efficiency unit which will reduce overall energy consumption at the airport.$1,350,000
OhioNewarkNewark Heath AirportVTAThis project will construct a new terminal building to comply with accessibility requirements and provide enhanced energy efficiency by replacing the outdated HVAC system, which will reduce overall energy consumption at the airport.$2,385,000
OklahomaOklahoma CityWill Rogers World AirportOKCThis project will reduce idling cars in the terminal area, increase landside safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access with new walkways from the terminal to air cargo facilities and employee parking lot.$1,400,000
OregonPortlandPortland International AirportPDXThis project will install a new heat pump replacing old chillers and boilers that are up to 50 years old. The new heat pump will reduce carbon emissions and provide an estimated 83% reduction in energy demand to heat and cool the building. This project will meet the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.$18,400,000
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia International AirportPHLThis project is a continuation of the Restroom Renovation Program that will renovate 30 restrooms, construct two new restrooms, five lactation rooms, four service animal relief areas, 49 gender neutral restrooms, and three adult-assisted- care restrooms. This project will provide 13,000 square feet of additional restroom space and 35 more stalls throughout terminals featuring smart restroom and touchless technology that enhances sustainability.$24,000,000
PennsylvaniaPittsburghPittsburgh International Airport (PIT)PITThis project will add a new 700,000 square-foot terminal next to the existing one. This will improve passenger security screening checkpoint, checked baggage inspection system, baggage handling equipment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection area and associated public spaces and support functions to meet the operational needs of the airport.$20,000,000
PennsylvaniaAllentownLehigh Valley International AirportABEThis project adds four lanes to the security screening checkpoint to address capacity limitations and insufficient space to accommodate existing passenger volume and the necessary security screening equipment.$5,000,000
South DakotaChamberlainChamberlain Municipal Airport9V9This project will replace an existing mobile home that is currently being used as a general aviation terminal. The existing facility does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement or the needs of the airport and will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.$855,000
TennesseeChattanoogaChattanooga Metropolitan AirportCHAThis is phase one of a terminal project that will add 26,779 square feet for two new gates, one expanded gate, new restrooms, and more space for passenger queuing, hold room and circulation areas. This phase will also add a lane for security screening and expand the terminal rotunda to provide adequate passenger queuing space. The project will increase terminal capacity, improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and increase energy efficiency.$5,000,000
TennesseeCrossvilleCrossville Memorial Airport - Whitson FieldCSVThis project will bring the existing terminal building into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards by modernizing the roof and restrooms improving Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and energy efficiency.$475,000
TexasDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth International AirportDFWThis project constructs a zero carbon electrical central utility plan, which will assist the airport's goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Phase 1 will construct the facility and convert two of five terminals. Phase 2 will convert the remaining three terminals and on-site hotel.$35,000,000
TexasHoustonGeorge Bush Intercontinental AirportIAHThis project improves energy efficiencies, ticketing, security screening checkpoints, baggage systems, gates, modernizes curbside access and loading bridges.$40,000,000
TexasAustinAustin Bergstrom International AirportAUSFunds will prepare airport for future growth by improving accessibility with hearing loops, wayfinding, and multi-lingual assistance, plus assistive care restrooms and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance throughout. Grant will allow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver goal projects including energy efficient systems, glass tinting, and green energy construction.$15,000,000
TexasHoustonWilliam P. Hobby AirportHOUThis project will add new gates and baggage systems. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access will be improved with wheelchair turning clearances in restrooms, video relay services, animal-relief areas, hearing loops and sensory rooms as well as adult changing and mother’s rooms. Energy efficiency enhancements include new lighting, high-efficiency insulation and energy efficient glass in pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards.$3,600,000
TexasEl PasoEl Paso International AirportELPThis project replaces ceiling panels and adds energy efficient lighting as well as new passenger seating to provide device charging and improves Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access.$5,000,000
TexasCorpus ChristiCorpus Christi International AirportCRPThis project will modernize restrooms to include mother’s rooms and service animal relief areas for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Also, the project will modernize energy management systems including generators for heating and air conditioning to increase energy efficiency and add electric vehicle charging stations.$1,800,000
TexasArlingtonArlington Municipal AirportGKYThis project includes replacing aging HVAC systems with energy efficient and more reliable systems.$540,000
TexasLaredoLaredo International AirportLRDThese funds will add new security checkpoints in the airport. Additional concessions space will encourage airside and in- terminal jobs and competition. The project also includes construction of additional restrooms, service animal relief areas, and sensory room, improving Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and accessibility.$2,500,000
VirginiaWashingtonWashington Dulles International AirportIADConstruction on a new 14 gate concourse will replace the existing temporary concourse constructed in 1999. The new two-tier concourse will increase passenger access, improve accessibility for indivuals with access and funtional needs and improve energy efficiency.$49,600,000
VirginiaRichmondRichmond International AirportRICThis project will renovate the facility to meet current federal standards for international passenger processing and meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Updates to the facility will improve energy efficiency and increase passenger capacity.$665,000
WashingtonSeattleSeattle-Tacoma International AirportSEAThis project will modernize restrooms to be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Additional updates include low-flow fixtures and refillable water bottle stations, energy efficient lighting and three service-animal relief areas.$10,000,000
WashingtonSpokaneSpokane International AirportGEGExpansion of the Concourse C terminal will improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility for individuals with access and functional needs and add other Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified improvements.$11,000,000
WashingtonPullman/MoscowPullman-Moscow Regional AirportPUWConstruction of the new terminal building replaces the existing terminal originally built for smaller aircraft. The new terminal will accommodate larger aircraft that serve thei airport as well as the increase in passenger capacity. The new terminal will have improved energy efficiency and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.$11,800,000
WisconsinMadisonDane County Regional Airport - Truax FieldMSNThis project will resurface the pavement, install 400 new energy efficient LED street lights, improve public bus access and safety, improve signage and guidance and improve traffic movement efficiency that will reduce emissions.$2,600,000
West VirginiaClarksburgNorth Central West Virginia AirportCKBA new 45,000-square-foot terminal building with two additional gates replaces the original terminal built in 1945. The new terminal project will increase passenger capacity. Additionally, the project will use Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards and provide full Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.$15,000,000
WyomingJacksonJackson HoleJACThis project increases passenger capacity by adding two new gates. Additionally, new geothermal heating for the terminal will increase its energy efficiency.$8,000,000
STATECITYAIRPORT NAMEAIRPORT LOCIDREGIONAL — PROJECT DESCRIPTIONFINAL APPROVED AMOUNT

The ten international airports which serve the greater metropolitan areas of the cities will receive the most funds — $460,200,000.00, which is almost half of that initial $968,625,660.00 in funding — in the following order:

  1. Boston — 62 million dollars
  2. Denver — 60 million dollars
  3. Los Angeles — 50 million dollars
  4. Orlando — 50 million dollars
  5. Detroit — 49.6 million dollars
  6. District of Columbia — 49.6 million dollars
  7. Atlanta — 40 million dollars
  8. Houston — 40 million dollars
  9. Dallas – Fort Worth — 35 million dollars
  10. San Diego — 24 million dollars

Final Boarding Call

Many members of the Republican Party opposed the infrastructure bill because they were concerned that the legislation includes provisions which address issues that are not directly related to “hard” infrastructure — such as billions of dollars for climate change and increased access to broadband as two of many examples — as well as objecting to the costs, which would purportedly pave the way for additional deficit spending…

…but whether they are right or wrong to be concerned, a number of the projects on that list are indeed necessary for sorely needed upgrades at airports — as well as for roads, bridges, public transportation, and the electric power grid in general — and they will create thousands of jobs.

We shall eventually see whether the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the right vehicle in its present state to accomplish what needed to be done for years: upgrade critical infrastructure around the United States — but completion for many of the projects will take years.

Photograph ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

  1. Huge waste of money. A cursory look showed that Seattle is getting $10 million for restroom fixtures. Topeka, Kansas is getting money and it has zero airline flights. I was looking for runway improvements.

  2. Man you’re writing is atrocious:

    “A controversial infrastructure bill worth as much as $1.5 trillion was signed into law as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by Joseph R. Biden — who is the current president of the United States — on Monday, November 13, 2021”

    1) the IIJA is also commonly referred to as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”. When compared to other recent acts, how is this “controversial”? It had support from both parties. That labeling is certainly not warranted.

    2) why not just say “signed into law by President Joe Biden”? Why do you need to add superfluous qualifiers? It’s common knowledge that he’s the President. Are you trying to hit a word minimum per post?

    3) Typical reporting of past bill enactments don’t require mentioning of which day of the week the bill is signed. Who cares if it was a Monday? The date is only data point that’s important.

    Please take a writing 101 course. All of your articles are written as they are auto generated or English is your 3rd language.

    1. Please forgive me if I refuse to take advice on how to write in English by someone who starts a comment with “Man you’re writing is atrocious”, Brian’s Dog.

      I would work on a new user name as well, if I were you.

      Just sayin’…

  3. I apologize for the typo while writing from my phone.

    Brian Cohen- who is a so-called travel blogger- can’t even respond appropriately to commenter on his blog. Once again hiding behind that shade of his forehead.

    Thanks for the advice! I’ll go back to my old user name!

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