US airports are set to receive $1.1 billion from the just-passed Economic Stimulus bill, but all the funds must be obligated within the year. The bill restricts expenditures to Airport Improvement Program funding, which must be spent airside on safety and runway improvement projects. "The money can't be used for terminals or to reduce landing fees," ACI-NA Executive VP-Policy and External Affairs Deborah McElroy told AT. "There's a special emphasis on safety, infrastructure and ...

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