September 16, 2022

At this time, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) introduced $23,156,355 in federal funding to help enhancements at Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Tipton Airport. The funds are offered by way of the Division of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Enchancment Program (AIP).

“Guaranteeing our airports are in the perfect situation retains passengers protected, flights on time, and our economic system rising. And with these federal sources, we’re not solely serving to our Baltimore space airports higher serve vacationers and regional companies, we’re additionally creating good-paying, native jobs and defending the environment,” stated the lawmakers. “We are going to proceed working to safe funding for important infrastructure upgrades throughout our state as a result of these investments are key to supporting our native economies.”

The federal grants have been awarded as follows:

  • $19,951,428 for BWI to reconstruct an current airport lighting vault that is because of be upgraded;
  • $2,016,351 for the Tipton Airport to construct a brand new airport-wide storm water administration facility to raised deal with runoff, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration’s design requirements; and
  • $1,188,576 for BWI to scale back sources of airport floor emissions, enhance airport air high quality, and scale back the usage of typical fuels, together with by way of the acquisition of 4 pre-conditioned air items and 4 floor energy items.

AIP funds varied forms of airport infrastructure initiatives throughout the nation, together with repairs and upgrades to runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting and markings – all whereas creating hundreds of good-paying jobs in communities in Maryland and throughout the nation. The members have constantly fought to safe funds for airports and terminal operators, together with a further $20 billion to handle the monetary impacts of the pandemic.