USA allocates 335 billion dollars for 80 airports
This plan is aimed to improve airport safety
Yesterday, on Thursday 24 September 2020, secretary of American Department of Transport, Elaine Lan Chao, formalized the allocation of 335 million dollars in favor of country's airports. These are grants that will serve to improve the safety of US airports, but which ones specifically? As reported by Chao, infrastructures that will benefit from the funds will be 80, for a total of 25 federal States. This sum was also divided into two parts: 300 million dollars refer to the airport improvement program, while the remaining 35 millions are part of the Cares, the regulation introduced by the Trump administration to manage the crisis triggered by covid-19.
Security related projects will be different; in particular, Washington intends to build new runways and restore as many, without forgetting lighting and fire-fighting equipment. The secretary said he was confident that, thanks to the investments just detailed, air travel will improve, as well as create new jobs and local communities will benefit from a series of economic benefits. The measure follows by a few days the legislative proposal of some Republican senators to support the air transport sector with additional federal aid (read also the article published by AVIONEWS).
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