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Meadows Field to receive more than $1.5 million in federal funding for upgrade projects

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 12:30:59-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Meadows Field Airport to receive more than $1.5 million in federal funding for upgrade projects at the airport, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

The total funding for Meadows Field is estimated at $1,538,361.

The funding made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can be used to make improvements to runways and taxiways and for safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. This is first of five annual rounds of funding California will receive, according to the FAA.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world. With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America.”
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

An estimated $294.6 million in funding will be made available to California’s California airports.

Some of the other airports receiving funding include:

  • Los Angeles International Airport: $79,278,162
  • Bob Hope Airport in Burbank: $7,956,710
  • John Wayne/Orange County Airport in Santa Ana: $11,573,206
  • Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field) in Long Beach: $6,121,584
  • Ontario International Airport in Ontario: $9,684,906
  • San Luis County Regional Airport in San Luis Obispo: $2,346,936
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in Santa Barbara: $3,723,976.