Apr. 9--Oakland and San Francisco international airports will each receive $5 million in federal economic stimulus dollars for runway and tarmac improvements, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Wednesday.
Oakland International Airport will get $5 million to expand a tarmac area called the East Apron, making it easier for airliners to reach taxiways. The East Apron is used as an overnight parking spot for airliners.
San Francisco International Airport is getting $5.5 million for runway rehabilitation work. A third California airport, Fresno Yosemite International, will get $5 million to rehabilitate a taxiway.
The economic stimulus bill, signed by President Barrack Obama in February, provides $1.1 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration to allocate through competitive grants to boost airport safety, security, and capacity.
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The grant will fund the widening of Taxiway U, which will allow it to better serve the larger aircraft that now use the airport; construction is expected to begin in October 2012 and take six months...
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Gulfport and the Jackson International Airport will receive a combined $3.2 million for physical improvements.