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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. FLL Airport obtains $50 Million.

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) recently received exciting news on February 15, 2024, as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) a substantial $50 million grant. This financial support is part of the broader funding initiative under the FY 2024 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) competitive Airport Terminal Program (ATP), totaling nearly $1 billion.

Allocated for a segment of FLL’s Terminal Connectors project, the multimillion-dollar BIL-ATP grant will finance the construction of enclosed post-security walkways between Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminals 2 and 3. The project encompasses various upgrades, including enhanced security checkpoints, an improved bag hall, a more extensive passenger gate-area hold room, and additional retail concessions within existing terminals.

Expressing delight over the news, Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at BCAD, highlighted the collaborative effort that positioned the airport to qualify for this significant grant. He expressed gratitude to all involved parties for their contributions.

The estimated $260 million Terminal Connectors project is anticipated to conclude by late 2027, with key funding partners such as the FAA, FLL’s signatory airlines, and the Florida Department of Transportation. Gale emphasized the transformative impact of the new terminal connectors, connecting all airport terminals post-security and providing passengers with seamless mobility without the need to re-enter security checkpoints.

In addition to enhancing connectivity within FLL’s terminals, the new connectors will elevate exposure and accessibility to airport concessions, improve wayfinding, and offer greater flexibility for airline gate utilization to accommodate future growth.

Broward County Mayor Nan Rich extended congratulations to BCAD and FLL for securing this significant funding, recognizing its importance as a substantial investment in the county’s economic development. Mayor Rich expressed gratitude to legislators from both sides of the aisle and particularly acknowledged Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership on infrastructure matters for Broward County.

County Administrator Monica Cepero highlighted the federal grant as a remarkable achievement for FLL, facilitating the completion of the airport’s new terminal connectors and enhancing infrastructure for the benefit of the traveling public.

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