The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday awarded 28 grants totaling just over $105 million to airports throughout California, with Long Beach Airport allotted the largest sum, $27.3 million, for taxiway construction and reconstruction projects.
Los Angeles International Airport received the third-largest grant among airports in California, $17.5 million, for residential noise mitigation measures.
Other Southland airports receiving funds Hollywood Burbank Airport, which was awarded nearly $2.9 million for taxiway and apron improvements; John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which got nearly $1.3 million to install airfield guidance signs, runway lighting and navigational aids; and Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, which received $165,000 for zero-emissions vehicles/infrastructure.
In total, the DOT and FAA awarded 434 grants totaling about $1.2 billion to airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.
“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said.
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