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Florida to Receive More Than $112 Million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 10 Airports in Florida

Florida to Receive More Than $112 Million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 10 Airports in Florida
Florida to Receive More Than 2 Million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 10 Airports in Florida

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport receiving $50 million, the highest amount   Florida receiving the highest amount of funding WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $112.5 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 10 airports in Florida. This announcement, which Secretary Buttigieg will make as part of the Administration’s Investing in America […]

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport receiving $50 million, the highest amount  

Florida receiving the highest amount of funding

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $112.5 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 10 airports in Florida. This announcement, which Secretary Buttigieg will make as part of the Administration’s Investing in America tour, delivers on President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure while lowering costs for families, creating good jobs, and advancing opportunity for all Americans. 

The grants are part of nearly $1 billion in grants announced today for 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. Today’s funding helps meet the growing demand for air travel to Florida and across the country and makes timely investments in key areas to ensure travelers have a safe, efficient and enjoyable experience.

“Under this administration, we are doing more to improve the travel experience than ever before, from expanding consumer protections to modernizing the physical infrastructure,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These investments we’re announcing today, made possible by President Biden’s historic infrastructure package, will make it easier for passengers to get to and through airports, create jobs, and increase safety for all.”

In Florida, the 11 projects selected include:

  • $50 million to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: This award funds a portion of the Terminal Connecter to connect all terminals post-security at the airport. This includes construction of two connector walkways, enhanced security checkpoints, a renovated baggage claim hall and expanded hold room. 
  • $27 million to Miami International Airport for two projects: These projects fund a portion of the rehabilitation of the existing Automated People Mover and a portion of the design phase to modernize and redevelop the Central Terminal and Concourses E and F.
  • $8 million to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers: This investment funds a portion of the reconfiguration and expansion of the terminal access and curbside roadways. 
  • $7 million to Palm Beach International Airport: This project funds a portion of Phase 2 of the Concourse B Expansion and Rehabilitation Project. This phase will complete the expansion and modernization of the 13‐gate concourse. 
  • $1 million to Orlando Sanford International Airport: This project funds a portion of the rehabilitation of the West Terminal corridor, expanding the passenger waiting area and improving ADA accommodations. 
  • $10 million to Punta Gorda Airport: This project funds a portion of the terminal rehabilitation and expansion project, which includes renovating the security checkpoint and adding public circulation, hold-room, and space for restrooms. 
  • $6 million to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport: This project funds the eligible portion of the terminal renovation and expansion project, which consists of adding two new gates, consolidating TSA checkpoints, expanding passenger hold-rooms, increasing baggage make‐up capacity, and adding escalators and elevators. 
  • $2 million to Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville: This project partially funds the construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). 
  • $950,000 to Venice Municipal Airport: This project funds the eligible portion of a new aviation terminal building that will meet existing and future demand. 
  • $500,000 to Williston Municipal Airport: This project funds the eligible portion of a new aviation terminal building that will meet existing and future demand. 

View a data visualization of the airports receiving funding.  

“Today’s funding not only helps modernize airports to meet the needs of travelers today and for years to come but also creates good-paying job opportunities in communities both large and small,” said FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. 

These awards are on top of the nearly $2 billion for airport terminals announced over the past two years. The vast majority of the terminal projects are under construction. 

A complete list of airports receiving funding can be found online.

Today’s funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and comes on the heels of more than $240 million in funding for Airport Infrastructure Grants. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal Program grants. In total, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided a historic $25 billion to modernize our country’s airport infrastructure. Learn more at faa.gov/bil. 

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness by rebuilding America’s roads, bridges and rails, upgrading and expanding public transit, and modernizing the nation’s ports and airports. To date, the Administration has announced over $415 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for over 46,000 infrastructure projects across the nation, and has mobilized over $640 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States. 

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Official news published at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/florida-receive-more-112-million-president-bidens-bipartisan-infrastructure-law

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