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Is major funding landing on your tarmac?Is major funding landing on your tarmac?https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=174352017-09-12T05:00:00Z2017-09-12T21:15:00Z

​​​​​​​​​​​​​TEXAS – Continued advancements in technology and funding are steadily making the airport experience much more efficient and pleasurable. 

Before technology can occur, funding must be available, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been busy this year approving g​rants through their Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for transportation facilities ready to take on big and small projects.

Air​ports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume.

Here are a few of the grant disbursements from Texas alphabetized by city: (This story was published before Hurricane Harvey.)

  • Austin: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport—$10.8 million to provide additional space for aircraft parking;
  • Beaumont: Jack Brooks Regional Airport—$3.3 million to reconstruct Taxiway Delta;
  • El Paso: El Paso International—$11.6 million to reconstruct a runway;
  • Fort Worth: Fort Worth Alliance Airport—$10 million to extend runways;
  • Harlingen: Valley International—$2.1 million to extend a taxiway;
  • Laredo: Laredo International Airport—$6 million to repair the air cargo apron and widen a taxiway;
  • Longview: East Texas Regional—$525,060 to update an airport master plan study;
  • San Angelo: San Angelo Regional/Mathis Field—$3.1 million for improvements to the taxiway system;
  • San Antonio: San Antonio International Airport—$6 million to sound insulate homes near the airport and
  • Tyler: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport—$10.1 million to repair a runway.

To date this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced more than 1,300 new grants to nearly 1,200 airports for a total of $2 billion.

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