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BWI Airport awarded $3.5 million infrastructure grant

BWI Airport awarded $3.5 million infrastructure grant
Posted at 1:46 PM, Jul 18, 2018

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was awarded a $3.5 million infrastructure grant by the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, the agencies announced Wednesday.

The money is part of $659.8 million in awards for airport infrastructure, which is the second allocation of $3.18 billion in Airport Involvement Program funding, an FAA release said.

The grants fund infrastructure projects that focus on safety and efficiency, like runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminal projects. 

Airports get a portion of AIP funding each year based on the amount of traffic that passes through their corridors annually, but if there are needs for larger capital projects, the FAA can supplement that allotment with discretionary funding through the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. 

This funding is in addition to money from the $1 billion in supplemental funding awarded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.