Houston Airports secures $5.49 Million in federal funding to upgrade restrooms at Bush Airport

The FAA grant will fund the modernization of restrooms inside Terminal D and Terminal A, which is one of the oldest terminals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. 

February 21, 2024

HOUSTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Houston Airports $5.49 million under the Airport Terminal Program, which is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The complete list of airports benefiting from the FAA funding can be found here.

The grant money will fund the expansion, reconstruction and modernization of at least 10 restroom facilities in Terminals A and D. The funds will play a crucial role in enhancing the overall passenger experience by providing sustainable and modern restroom facilities beyond TSA checkpoints, near Gates.

Terminal A, one of the two original terminals at Bush Airport since 1969, will undergo a significant upgrade. The FAA funding allows for the implementation of sustainable and modern design elements, ensuring a comfortable and state-of-the-art restroom experience for passengers. Additionally, the funding will contribute to the ongoing revitalization efforts in Terminal D. Recent construction projects in Terminal D include the replacement of flooring, furniture and lighting, along with new paint to create a more modern and aesthetically pleasing environment for travelers.

This latest grant is part of the ongoing success of Houston Airports in securing federal funding through the FAA. In the past year, Houston Airports has been awarded various grants for critical infrastructure improvements, demonstrating a commitment to creating world-class facilities:

  • In December 2023,FAA awarded $30 million to update HFD facilities at Bush and Hobby Airports Read more
  • In November 2023, $40 million in FAA funding updates airfield at Hobby Airport Read more
  • In July 2023, $12 million allocated for sustainability projects at both Bush and Hobby Airports Read more
  • In March 2023, nearly $10 million granted to Bush Airport for improvements Read more

"In 2023, Houston Airports welcomed a record 60.1 million passengers, with a vast majority flying through Bush Airport,” said Jim Szczesniak, Interim Director of Aviation for Houston Airports. “It’s imperative that Houston Airports continue to invest in improving its infrastructure to meet increasing passenger demand. This funding affords Bush Airport the opportunity to create a more functional and efficient passenger experience, from curb to gate.”

Houston Airports remains dedicated to providing a world-class travel experience, and the continuous support from the FAA allows for essential upgrades that contribute to the overall success and satisfaction of passengers and airport employees alike.