Portman Announces $1.8 Million in New Funding for Ohio Airport Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


Funds Made Available Through Airport Terminal Program Established in Portman’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act


August 16, 2022 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the announcement that Licking County Regional Airport Authority is set to receive a grant made available through the Airport Terminal Program. This grant program provides funding for terminal, on-airport rail access, and airport-owned airport traffic control tower projects. Thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Portman spearheaded and was signed into law last November, the Airport Terminal Program will provide a total of $5 billion in funding over five years. It is one of three new aviation programs created by the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“This announcement is great news for Licking County and all those who use the Newark-Heath Airport. Thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and this new airport funding, our aging airport facilities can finally be upgraded, leading to better functionality and efficiency for Ohio travelers,” said Portman.

The Licking County Regional Airport Authority will receive almost $1.85 million so that they may construct a new terminal building at the Newark-Heath Airport in Newark, Ohio, locating the new terminal outside of the taxiway object free area.

The bipartisan infrastructure law provides $1 billion per year for this program over the next five years. It also ensures the FAA awards projects at large, medium, and small hub airports as well as non-hub and non-primary airports each award cycle.

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