Federal government grants $ 16 million to San Diego International Airport for noise reduction
San Diego International Airport has received a $ 16 million federal grant for noise abatement measures, officials said Thursday.
The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States Department of Transportation has awarded more than $ 845 million in airport infrastructure grants nationwide.
“We don’t want to just rebuild our airports like before the pandemic,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We want our airports to be better than ever – accessible to all, providing maximum benefits to their communities, and directly and indirectly helping to create jobs for millions of Americans.”
Projects won’t have to pay the usual local match thanks to nearly $ 100 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act announced last week.
Historically, the Airport Improvement Program receives approximately $ 3.2 billion in funding each year. AIP projects promote safety, efficiency, environmental stewardship, infrastructure and security at airports across the country.
The FAA will award more than 1,500 grants this year to projects aimed at mitigating environmental impacts, increasing accessibility and increasing capacity at US airports.
The funding will fund projects at 388 airports in 49 states plus the District of Columbia.