LAX, Long Beach Airport to receive infrastructure grants
Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport are being awarded grants as part of a $1 billion national program funding 85 airports across the country in President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve terminals, it was announced Thursday.
The grants are to be used to expand airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities, according to a release from the White House Press Office.
“Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand. Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s grants will improve airport terminals while also creating good jobs in communities across the country,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.
LAX will receive $50 million for the reconstruction and modernization of the terminal roadway system, including reconfiguration of the LAX CTA entrance.
Long Beach Airport will receive $10.6 million for the reconstruction of the terminal roadways, terminal loop realignment, and the establishment of ADA accessibility.
“The work that goes in to build safer, more accessible, and sustainable terminals will provide opportunities for people across the nation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a critical investment not only in our nation’s infrastructure but an investment in the future of our country’s workforce,” FAA Deputy Administrator A. Bradley Mims said in a statement.