Biden Admin Announces $970 Million for Airport Infrastructure Improvements

The Biden administration has announced plans to allocate $970 million for improvements across 114 airports nationwide. These upgrades encompass a range of projects, including expanded concourses, upgraded baggage-handling systems, and the construction of new terminals at smaller airfields, among other initiatives.

The largest sum will go to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida for $50 million. However, other large amounts will go to O’Hare International Airport in Illinois in the amount of $40 million, Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia for $35 million, $31 million going to Los Angeles International Airport in California, $31 million to San Francisco International Airport in California, and $27 million to Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

Some smaller investments include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, which will receive $4 million for restroom improvements, $3.4 million to Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin, and Standing Rock Airport in North Dakota will receive $700,000.

These investments come as part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda and a $5 billion grant program spaced out at $1 billion per year. The projects have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will be spearheaded by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

A complete list of airport projects chosen and funds allocated can be found here.