Infrastructure bill includes $25 billion to make critical repairs and upgrades to America’s airports.
If proposal becomes law, Scottsdale Airport slated to receive an additional $3.7 million over next five years, in addition to new competitive grant programs.

WASHINGTON – Scottsdale Airport is slated to receive an additional $3,735,000 over the next five years to make repairs and upgrades, once the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—historic legislation led by Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee—becomes law.
 
The sweeping legislation, co-led by Republican Senator Rob Portman (Ohio) and supported by President Joe Biden, resulted from bipartisan negotiations led by Sinema that would make the strongest investment in America’s critical infrastructure in more than a century without raising taxes on everyday Americans. Roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, power grids, water systems, and wildfire mitigation would all see historic investments under the plan—as would America’s airports.
 
“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. The framework will ensure that as more and more people return to the roads and skies, they will move through our communities with ease,” said Rachel Sacco, Experience Scottsdale President & CEO
 
“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, Chair of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee.

 
Under the Sinema-led 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.

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