Pittsburgh International Airport to receive upgrades from Biden’s infrastructure law

Pittsburgh International Airport

US President Joe Biden greets construction workers at a modernization project at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 17, 2024. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

By Sean Kitchen

June 3, 2024

The US Department of Transportation announced that Pittsburgh International Airport will receive $20 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to upgrade and reconstruct its existing terminal.

Pittsburgh International Airport is set to receive $20.5 million in funding from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reconstruct the terminal building and allow passengers to move more freely through it.

It will also help replace aging infrastructure in the existing terminal and upgrade seating areas throughout the airport’s 30 gates.

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $187 million in funding from the infrastructure law’s Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) program on Friday for 90 airport related projects in 34 states.

“Millions of people fly every day, and making sure passengers can get to and from their destinations safely, and with less stress, has been a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

“The funding we’re announcing today will help 91 airports make critical upgrades to improve travel and further modernize our aviation infrastructure.”

Pittsburgh International Airport wasn’t the only airport in the commonwealth to receive funding from this latest announcement. Others include:

  • Erie International Airport received $662,486 to reconstruct a taxiway
  • Reading Regional Airport received $270,000 to construct, rehabilitate, modify and expand the sand and chemical storage building
  • Allegheny County Airport received $851,000 to rehabilitate a taxiway
  • Williamsport Regional Airport received $250,000 to rehability an access road.


  • Sean Kitchen

    Sean Kitchen is the Keystone’s political correspondent, based in Harrisburg. Sean is originally from Philadelphia and spent five years working as a writer and researcher for Pennsylvania Spotlight.

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