Burlington airport secures $6.3 million for noise monitoring and other projects

There were a few travelers coming and going at Burlington's airport on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Burlington International Airport is among 400 airports nationwide that will receive federal grant money for safety and infrastructure updates, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced Tuesday morning.

Burlington has been awarded $6,301,840 “to expand the aircraft parking apron, install an outdoor noise monitoring system, and noise mitigation measures for nearby public buildings.”

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The Trump Administration program has doled out more than $1.2 billion through the Federal Aviation Administration to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories, according to the news release.

“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in a statement.

A second Vermont airport will also receive grant money. Northeast Kingdom International Airport in Newport will use a grant of $166,500 to conduct environmental mitigation.

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