Bay Area airports get $20 million for work

By Mark Prado
Mark Prado

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration, with more than $20 million going to local airports.


  • Charles M. Schulz  in Sonoma County will get  $13,798,605 to expand  its Terminal Building
  • San Francisco International will get $3,221,631 for noise mitigation measures for residences
  • Oakland International will get $2,833,707 to rehabilitate taxiways
  • The Palo Alto Airport will receive $650,689 for apron reconstruction

In other parts of the country the grants will be used for a variety of critical infrastructure and safety projects. The projects include purchasing aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, constructing runways and taxiways, repairing runways and taxiways, installing aircraft lighting and signage, conducting airport master plan studies and installing airport perimeter fencing.

complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.