ONT awarded additional funding for taxiway and airfield improvements
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Posted: 15 June 2022 | International Airport Review | No comments yet
Ontario International Airport (ONT) will receive another $10.77 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to invest in infrastructure improvements at the aviation gateway of choice for millions of Southern Californians. The FAA announced this week that it is awarding a total of $518 million to airports across the country, under its 2022 Airport Improvement […]
Credit: Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Ontario International Airport (ONT) will receive another $10.77 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to invest in infrastructure improvements at the aviation gateway of choice for millions of Southern Californians.
The FAA announced this week that it is awarding a total of $518 million to airports across the country, under its 2022 Airport Improvement Program. ONT will receive the largest amount within California – for taxiway improvements and expanding the lighting vault that serves the airport’s runways.
The announcement comes less than a year after ONT was awarded $12.68 million through the FAA and the American Rescue Plan Act for taxiway and runway improvements.
“I’m grateful to our staff for preparing a successful funding application and to the FAA for continuing to bring infrastructure and airfield improvement dollars to the fastest-growing passenger airport in the U.S.,” commented Alan D. Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority Board of Commissioners and Mayor pro Tem of the City of Ontario.
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ONT has been one of the aviation industry’s great success stories, eclipsing pre-pandemic passenger volumes and ranking among the ‘Top 10 cargo airports in North America’. The airport also plays a critical role in the Inland Empire’s emergence as one of the fastest-growing population centers in the U.S. and a global supply chain hub.
“In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to local economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go,” added U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in announcing this week’s funding awards. “We’re pleased to announce this important funding to help improve airports around the country and better serve all Americans.”
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