Tennessee airports receive federal grants
Three Tennessee airports will receive funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from a pot of nearly $1 billion in grants being shared among 99 airports across the country as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Memphis International Airport (MEM) will receive $14 million for the modernization of the landslide terminal by reconfiguring circulation and ticket counters, installing ticket technology, and a fire suppression system as well as expanding the passenger security screen area, replacing window glazing, and upgrading mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The Charles W. Baker Airport in Millington will receive $1 million to construct a new general aviation terminal building that will include ADA building standards and energy efficient features. Nashville International Airport (BNA) will receive $7 million to fund the terminal access roadway improvements project that will reconfigure the airport’s access roadway. The project will lengthen and widen the road, enhance safety, and improve wayfinding signage. Last year, the same fund provided grants to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) and the Crossville Memorial Airport (CSV).