The grants are for $180 million.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Our productive partnership continues to identify innovative solutions that benefit the biggest air traffic management system in the world,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
“Today’s commitment of $180 million is further validation for the team from DFW, the FAA and NASA who designed the concept of end-around taxiways more than a decade ago. When we work together, we improve the safety and efficiency of the airfield and create more capacity on our runways, preparing us to better meet the growing demand for air travel in the United States.”
“This investment in two new taxiways at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will help ensure more efficient movement of travelers and commercial goods through the fourth busiest airport in our nation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
The taxiways provide safety and efficiency. The end-around taxiways enable arriving aircraft to taxi around DFW’s seven active runways rather than wait to cross them.
This project is part of the airport’s 10-year infrastructure improvement plan.
by Elizabeth Atkinson