Fort Worth Alliance Airport receives third grant in a month, will enhance safety

AllianceTexas is a driver behind industrial development in northeast Tarrant County.

AllianceTexas is a driver behind industrial development in northeast Tarrant County.

Fort Worth Alliance Airport received its third grant in a month, according to a July 31 announcement from the city of Fort Worth.

The airport, located in the AllianceTexas development in northeast Fort Worth, received $758,510 through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. The funding will be used to upgrade 700 feet of runway lighting and improve safety.

“Texas’ population grows with each passing day, and as more people travel in and out of our state, it’s important our infrastructure is able to meet the demand without interfering with Texans’ quality of life,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said in the announcement.

On July 2, Alliance received a $5.5 million grant from the FAA for a taxiway extension. The money will be used to build additional infrastructure needed to handle additional air traffic once Amazon opens an air hub at the airport.

And on July 9, the FAA awarded the airport another $8 million to minimize the impact of noise on nearby residences.

“With the addition of the Amazon air hub that will open later this year, our noise signature will increase slightly,” said Christian Childs, director of aviation operations for Alliance, at the time. “The funds will be available to do a further in-depth study and to fund any ... mitigation needed in that study.”
By Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.