The funds come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Federal officials yesterday announced about $1 billion in funding for 85 airport terminals around the country.
According to an overview from the Federal Aviation Administration, this is the first round of funding out of the $5 billion allocated to U.S. airport development projects through the infrastructure law.
“Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement. “Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s grants will improve airport terminals while also creating good jobs in communities across the country.”
The regional airport in Dane County, designated MSN and also known as Truax Field, will use its allocation to resurface pavement, install 400 new energy efficient LED lights, improve public bus access and safety, improve signage and guidance, and improve traffic movement efficiency to reduce emissions.