Reuters - David Shepardson
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is awarding nearly $1 billion to 99 U.S. airport terminal projects under a 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure law.
The awards include $10.8 million to Des Moines International Airport in Iowa to replace the 1948 terminal that is operating above capacity and $29 million to Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah for a terminal and concourse redevelopment program. This is the second phase of funding - the FAA awarded nearly $1 billion for airport terminal projects announced for 85 airports last year.
On Monday, O'Hare was awarded $50 million to help rehabilitate and expand passenger access for the 60-year-old Terminal 3.
The Department of Transportation also said Sarasota Bradenton in Florida would get $10 million to help fund new passenger security screening checkpoint lanes and gates, while Savannah/Hilton Head in Georgia won $6.5 million for a 23,000-square foot security screening checkpoint expansion project to help reduce wait times.