The Saint Paul Downtown Airport/Holman Field plans to use $589,855 awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to reconstruct its lighting for Runway 14/32 to meet federal standards.
The funding is from the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program, one of three aviation programs created by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The act provides $15 billion over five years to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, transit and airports, among other things. Airports have until the end of fiscal year 2025 to use their 2022 AIG allocations.
“Airports aren’t just travel hubs, they’re also vital job centers and the economic lifeblood of entire communities and regions. Thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we have funding to improve airports of all sizes around the country, creating new jobs and helping get people where they need to go,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
The focus of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is to help rebuild roads, bridges and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize ports and airports, and improve safety, among other goals.
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