New FAA bills call for more airport construction spending

Both the U.S. House and Senate have introduced multi-year legislation that would increase funding for airport construction, according to Engineering News-Record. Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced an extra $527.8 million in AIP support. The money will be disbursed among 584 airports and includes discretionary funds for 38 airports where capital needs have exceeded existing funding.

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