WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Fort Worth commercial and general aviation airports will receive a total of $14,239,411 for infrastructure improvements and noise mitigation measures.
“Here in our Fort Worth metroplex—one of the fastest-growing regions in the country— we’ve seen firsthand how airports have connected our community to the world, and opened doors for America’s leading companies to participate in our local economy.
“I’m pleased that the Department of Transportation also sees the need for our metroplex to have infrastructure keeping pace with our rapid development. These DOT grants include $5.5 million to extend the Fort Worth Alliance Airport taxiway, and $8 million for noise mitigation so that our community can enjoy more fast, on-demand travel without inconvenient noise impact. I’m glad to see that DFW International Airport will also be receiving almost $740,000 in zero- and low-emissions infrastructure investment, allowing the airport—now the busiest in the world—to continue driving national and international commerce from our own backyard, while saving fuel and improving air quality through reduced emissions.
"As the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue to work with President Trump’s Administration, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to keep our region and our state’s transportation and infrastructure needs at the forefront of the national discussion."
Below is a breakdown of the DOT grants awarded to Fort Worth airports:
|Airport Name||Award Type||Amount|
|Fort Worth Alliance||Discretionary Grant for Noise Mitigation Measures||$8,000,000|
|Fort Worth Alliance||Discretionary Grant to Extend Taxiway||$5,500,000|
|Dallas-Fort Worth International||Discretionary Grant for Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Infrastructure||$468,718|
|Dallas-Fort Worth International||Discretionary Grant for Zero Emissions Vehicles and Infrastructure||$270,693|