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Fort Worth Alliance, DFW receive airport improvement grants

Posted Sept. 2, 2020

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Alliance Airport is in the midst of runway extension and noise mitigation projects.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Fort Worth commercial and general aviation airports will receive $14,239,411 for infrastructure improvements and noise mitigation measures.

Approved funding:

  • Fort Worth Alliance, discretionary grant for noise mitigation measures, $8 million.
  • Fort Worth Alliance, discretionary grant to extend taxiway, $5.5 million.
  • DFW International, discretionary grant for voluntary airport low-emissions infrastructure, $468,718.
  • DFW International, discretionary grant for zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure, $270,693.

“I’m pleased that the Department of Transportation sees the need for our metroplex to have infrastructure keeping pace with our rapid development,” said Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth. “These DOT grants include $5.5 million to extend the Fort Worth Alliance Airport taxiway and $8 million for noise mitigation so that our community can enjoy more fast, on-demand travel without inconvenient noise impact. I’m glad to see that DFW International Airport will also be receiving almost $740,000 in zero- and low-emissions infrastructure investment, allowing the airport — now the busiest in the world — to continue driving national and international commerce from our own backyard, while saving fuel and improving air quality through reduced emissions.”

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