US Transportation announces US$1.2 billion in airport safety grants

US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced US$1

03 September 2020 - 19:00

US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced US$1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (F) to 405 airports in 50 states and six US territories, reports London??s Air Cargo News.

Since January 2017, the US govenrment conveyed $13.5 billion to American air terminals to improve foundation and wellbeing. Ms Chao reported a $9.8 million in Infrastructure Grants to Massachusetts.

'This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation??s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from Covid-19,' said Mr Chao.

The department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in the State of Massachusetts: 'The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,' said F administrator Stephen Dickson.

Specifics of the matter include $1,365,716 for Boston Logan International Airport to support their Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Programme (VALE), $347,000 for Chatham Municipal Airport to conduct an airport-related environmental study.

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