Federal grants to fund Denver development
Nearly $40 million in federal grants will help fund a runway
rehabilitation project and an upgrade to the baggage screening system
at Denver International Airport.
The funds come courtesy
of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) awarded Denver International Airport (DIA) in the
last two months.
“The funding we receive from the FAA and TSA is
vital to our mission within the national airspace system,” said aviation
Manager Kim Day.
“These grants will provide for required
maintenance and security enhancements. The collaboration and support we
receive from our partner agencies is essential in both our physical and
fiscal missions, as this money offsets what it costs airlines to operate
DIA has received $22,194,394 in grants from the FAA
for airfield maintenance. Approximately $11.6 million will help complete
rehabilitation work on Runway 8/26; more than $1.7 million will be used
to rehabilitate the taxiway system surrounding Jeppesen Terminal; and
roughly $8.7 million will be utilized for the rehabilitation of Runway
Airfield maintenance, including runway and taxiway
rehabilitation work, is a standard component of DIA’s Airport
DIA also received approximately $15 million from the TSA that will go toward improving the airport’s baggage screening system.
agency awarded the airport funding for upgrades to the checked baggage
resolution areas, which are used by the TSA for bag processing and
checked bag screening.
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