FAA Awards $11 Million to Airports Based on Runway Incursion Risk Factors

FAA's Runway Incursion Mitigation program aims to identify and mitigate risk factors that contribute to runway incursions at specific airports; the risk factors include unclear taxiway markings, lighting, or signage and confusing taxiway layout.

The Federal Aviation Administration has provided $11 million in Airport Improvement Program funds to eight airports because of their risk factors for runway incursions. FAA's Runway Incursion Mitigation program aims to identify and mitigate risk factors that contribute to runway incursions at specific airports; the risk factors include unclear taxiway markings, lighting, or signage and confusing taxiway layout.

AIP funds will be used by airport sponsors to either study alternatives to reduce the number of runway incursions at their airports or to fund projects that will specifically the risks.

These airports will receive funding:

  • Waco Regional Airport (Waco, Texas) will receive $6.4 million to realign a taxiway to bring it up to FAA standards.
  • A $600,000 grant for Chicago's Midway International Airport will install runway guard lights at a runway and taxiway intersection so it meets FAA design standards.
  • A $16,000 grant for Philadelphia International Airport will allow it to design needed taxiway modifications.
  • Cleveland International Airport will receive $2,332,214 million to reconfigure several taxiways.

In addition, four airports will receive funding for Runway Incursion Mitigation studies:

  • Dallas Addison Airport in Texas, $43,614
  • Lone Star Executive Airport (Conroe, Texas), $19,693
  • Scholes International Airport (Galveston, Texas), $11,693
  • San Jose International Airport (California), $1,498,141

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