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File #: 19-5362   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a grant application and accepting grant funds for Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvements Program grant in an amount up to $1,500,00.00 for the Runway Guard Lights project. The total estimated project cost for the project is an estimated $2,000,000.00 with the City's share of $500,000.00 funded from Airport Improvement and Contingency Funds. This action will execute all grant documents, appropriate funds, and amend the Aviation Capital Budget. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Russell Handy, Director, Aviation]
Indexes: Aviation Other, FAA Grants
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0594
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DEPARTMENT: Aviation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Russell J. Handy


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Federal Aviation Administration Grant for Runway Guard Lights at the San Antonio International Airport

SUMMARY:

City Council consideration for an ordinance authorizing the submission of a grant application and the acceptance of grant funds for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvements Program (AIP) grant in an amount up to $1,500,000.00 for the Runway Guard Lights project. The total estimated project cost is $2,000,000.00, which will be funded by the AIP grant and the City's share of $500,000.00 from Airport Improvement and Contingency Funds. This action will appropriate funds and amend the FY2019-FY2024 Capital Improvement Program.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Aviation Department and the FAA routinely communicate and coordinate on airfield improvement projects. Among the potential projects to improve airfield safety, installation of elevated and in-pavement runway guard lights (RGLs) was considered by the FAA and the airport in order to improve the visibility of runway holding positions in all conditions, including inclement weather and time of day. The goal of the project is to reduce potential runway incursions by both ground vehicles and aircraft.

The FAA has identified funding for this project utilizing FY 2019 AIP grant funds. The project will include the purchase and installation of 14 pairs of elevated runway guard lights and two sets of in-pavement runway guard lights at multiple taxiway and runway intersections at the San Antonio International Airport. The project will include installing nearly 16,000 feet of new concrete encased duct bank; 76,500 feet of airfield electrical cabling; and guard light fixtures and base cans. This project will also include taxiway concrete kerf saw-cutting. The grant application is intended to include other costs including design and construction administrations costs; third-party inspection ...

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