August 14, 2019,

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and  Ben Cardin and Representative John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful life.

“BWI is a huge asset to our state and our nation. So much of our region’s commerce depends on its safe and efficient operation, as do millions of travelers each year,” said Senator Cardin, ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. “I’m pleased by this federal investment in making our airport better and will continue to fight for infrastructure investments to benefit communities throughout Maryland.”

“BWI is a key contributor to Maryland’s economic success, facilitating tourism and business throughout the state. It’s crucial that the airport is able to continue providing safe and timely service to Marylanders and visitors alike,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees. “I will keep fighting to make sure our airports have the resources they need to support all those who visit and live in our great state.”

“This federal investment will help ensure that BWI Airport remains one of Maryland’s key commercial and economic hubs,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “I will continue working closely with my colleagues in the Maryland Congressional Delegation to secure federal funds that improve infrastructure across our state.”

This DOT grant will be awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. The program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings. It helps to create thousands of jobs across the country.