Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has received two grants for infrastructure improvement from the Federal Aviation Administration totaling $15 million dollars. The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will be used for the rehabilitation of a taxiway and for the purchase of new equipment and infrastructure at DFW’s Terminal B.
“We want to thank our partners at the FAA for these needed infrastructure improvement grants,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport. “We would also like to thank Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Kenny Marchant for their continuing support of the Airport.”
The larger grant of $13 million will fund Phase 2 of the three-phase rehabilitation project for Taxiway L (Lima), which is already underway.
An additional $2 million grant which will fund new and environmentally friendly pre-conditioned air units used to cool jet boarding bridges, and the electrical infrastructure needed to operate those units, has come from the Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program of the AIP.
“DFW Airport is one of the nation’s premier transportation hubs and is only getting better,” said Rep. Kenny Marchant, (R) Texas 24th District. “I am honored to represent DFW Airport in Congress and look forward to the positive impacts these improvements will have on air travel and job creation in North Texas.”
The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports. For large hub airports such as DFW, the grant covers 75 percent of eligible costs for the specific projects awarded.