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Scottsdale Airport funding reportedly part of nationally proposed infrastructure act

Posted 8/16/21

Scottsdale Airport could receive nearly $4 million in additional federal funding if the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act legislation becomes law, one Arizona senator says.

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Government

Scottsdale Airport funding reportedly part of nationally proposed infrastructure act

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Scottsdale Airport could receive nearly $4 million in additional federal funding if the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act legislation becomes law, one Arizona senator says.

The infrastructure and jobs act includes investments to America’s roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, power grids, water systems and wildlife mitigation, according to a press release. If the proposal becomes law, Scottsdale Airport is slated to receive an additional $3.7 million over the next five years, in addition to new competitive grant programs.

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema reportedly led the legislation pitch as chair of the Senate Aviation Safety Operations and Innovation Subcommittee.

“By providing much-needed funding for airports and roads, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act not only benefits the traveling public but also the cities and towns reliant on tourism for economic stability,” said Experience Scottsdale President and CEO Rachel Sacco. “The framework will ensure that as more and more people return to the roads and skies, they will move through our communities with ease.”

Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $25 billion would be set aside for upgrading America’s airports — including:

  •  $5 billion for terminal development and landside projects, which would be available through competitive grants.
  •  $5 billion for upgrading air traffic control safety infrastructure, which would be available through competitive grants.
  •  $15 billion for airport improvement projects — funding, which would go directly to all of America’s airports and could be used for projects such as runways and taxiways, terminal development projects, noise, and multimodal transportation.

Of the $15 billion for airport improvement projects, Arizona would be slated to receive more than $360 million for airport infrastructure over the next five years.

“Scottsdale Airport serves as an economic engine for the region, and these infrastructure investments will boost tourism, improve safety, fuel jobs, and expand economic opportunities for Arizonans,” said Sinema in a press release.

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