OAK receives $15.4 million from federal infrastructure bill

Oakland, Calif. – December 30, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) will receive $15.4 million from the Department of Transportation as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress last month. These funds will be used for projects related to environmental sustainability, passenger amenities and security upgrades.

OAK is working closely with Federal Aviation Administration partners to clarify criteria and timelines for funding, airport officials said. Based on project eligibility, airport staff is examining specific programs that will help modernize aging facilities. 

“This funding is critical for providing greater safety, security and sustainability at Oakland International Airport,” said Oakland International Airport Aviation Director Bryant Francis. “It will also provide new job opportunities for the local community.”

Below is a list of some OAK projects that may benefit from the federal funding:

  • Airfield safety projects
  • Security systems upgrades
  • Passenger amenities including companion care and gender-inclusive facilities
  • Expanded on-site energy generation
  • Adding electrical charging stations
  • Building system improvements for energy-efficiency and passenger comfort

Oakland International Airport is owned and operated by the Port of Oakland.

About Oakland International Airport  

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at  www.oaklandairport.comFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Roberto Bernardo, Director of Communications 

Port of Oakland

OAK 24-hour media only hotline: 510-563-6500  


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