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U.S. makes third payment on new commuter terminal at Dulles

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), who represents part of the Prince William County area,reports that Washington Dulles International Airport will receive $35 million in federal funding for construction of a new 14-gate regional and commuter terminal.

This is the third consecutive fiscal year that the new terminal project has received funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Airport Terminals Program. Previously the Dulles commuter terminal project received $49.6 million in 2022 and $20 million in 2023.

“I’m proud that our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is improving the passenger experience here at Dulles Airport by making the new highly-anticipated regional and commuter terminal possible,”  said Rep. Wexton. “The renovations supported by this funding will make it easier and more convenient for local travelers who rely on Dulles as well as spur new economic growth in our region. I’m proud to have supported the once-in-a-generation bipartisan legislation that continues to transform and upgrade our community’s infrastructure.”

The new terminal will be conveniently located atop the underground Concourse C/D Aerotrain station, providing quick and easy access to passengers and reducing transit times for passengers with connections at Dulles who must currently use shuttle buses or long walkways. The new terminal will allow for jet bridge boarding that reduces boarding times and is more accessible for passengers with disabilities, rather than forcing passengers to board using outdoor covered walkways and aircraft stairs. It will be nearly four times larger than the current facility, which will reduce crowding, allow for expanded concessions and passenger amenities, and create additional space for operational areas, offices, aircraft servicing, and baggage handling.

According to Weston, the project will also improve Dulles’s environmental footprint, as the proposed new facility will be built to LEED Silver Certifiable standards. Environmental improvements include support for electric aircraft servicing vehicles and the use of modern energy efficient construction methods and materials.

The Airport Terminals Program provides $1 billion in grants annually for five years to address aging infrastructure at our nation’s airports.

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