Last week, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has allotted $520.5 million to fund grants for airport infrastructure projects in 287 airports across the U.S.

According to the DOT press release, some of the biggest (monetarily) beneficiaries of the grants are as follows: 

  • General Mitchell International Airport—$600,000 to rehabilitate a runway
  • State of Wisconsin—$15.5 million to help fund projects at airports across the state of Wisconsin 
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport—$24 million to construct a taxiway
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport—$31.7 million to reconstruct a runway
  • Portland International Airport (Maine)—$5.6 million to construct and taxiway and rehabilitate a taxiway
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport—$65 million to construct a runway
  • Des Moines International Airport—$1.8 million to reconstruct a runway and construct a service road

“America’s airports provide a gateway to the world for our citizens while at the same time delivering first impressions of the United States to visitors from abroad,” said Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson. “It’s in our national interest to make them the crown jewel in our transportation system. The Airport Improvement Program allows us to do just that.”
Find a complete list of grants on the DOT website.