BWI expansion funding approved

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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is a step closer to offering more international flights and shorter lines. 

The Capital Gazette reports the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved part of the funding for major airport improvements. 

The project will cost $125 million over three years, with $25 million coming from the Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Act of 2013 and the rest from passenger fees collected by the airlines.

Additional gates at Concourses D and E will allow more airlines to offer international travel, which jumped 21 percent last year. 

Plans also include connecting the two concourses, moving some gates to handle both domestic and international flights, creating a multi-lane security clearance area, and widening part of Concourse D. 


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