Eppley, Lincoln Airports Receive Nearly $21 Million in FAA Grants

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(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Eppley and Lincoln Airports are set to receive nearly $21 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer announces the Omaha Eppley Airport is receiving $20 million from the FAA for their terminal access road project. In a press release, Dave Roth, the Chief Executive Officer of the Omaha Airport Authority says the following:

"These funds will support the next phase of improving the Eppley Airfield Terminal Entrance Drive. This is good news for travelers who will benefit from increased capacity, improved throughput, and an enhanced customer experience for decades to come."

The Lincoln Airport will receive $850,000 to update their terminal cooling towers. Chad Lay, the Director of Planning at The Lincoln Airport says:

"The Lincoln Airport is thankful for the grant [...] to help replace existing terminal cooling towers and equipment. This is incredibly timely, as this was not contemplated in our original terminal modernization project, LNK Next, but these funds give us leverage to complete additional needed infrastructure improvements."

The Eppley and Lincoln Airport funds is part of around $1 billion in Airport Terminal Program Grant funding announced Thursday for airports across the country from the FAA. The funds come from the $350 billion infrastructure law signed by President Biden in November 2021.

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