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Advancing Growing Stronger (AGS)

Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which is used as the Airport’s primary planning tool for future growth and development.

The Advancing Growing Stronger campaign encompasses several CIP projects as well as other important customer-centric initiatives.  These projects primarily focus on four different areas:

  • Airport Amenities
  • Modernization
  • Capacity Enhancement
  • Business Development

Below is a list of projects associated with the AGS Campaign. This list does not include all projects to be conducted at Augusta Regional Airport in the forthcoming years.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION EST. COMPLETION YEAR PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE*
Parking Revenue Control Upgrades Phase 1 See Below for full Project Description Completed Airport Revenues
Terrazzo Flooring Phase 1 See Below for full Project Description Completed Airport Revenues
Ground Transportation Monitoring System See Below for full Project Description Completed Airport Revenues
PA System Upgrades See Below for full Project Description Completed Airport Revenues
Restroom Renovation See Below for full Project Description 2018 Airport Revenues
Passenger Boarding Bridges See Below for full Project Description 2018 PFC
Hangar One Renovations See Below for full Project Description 2018 Airport Revenues
Frequent Flyer Lounge See Below for full Project Description 2018 Airport Revenues
FIDS Upgrades See Below for full Project Description 2018 Airport Revenues
Parking Toll Plaza Canopies See Below for full Project Description 2019 Airport Revenues
Military Suite Renovations Renovation of the Military Suite to include new Furniture, Computers, and Entertainment 2019 Airport Revenues
STEM Building Renovation Renovation of Old Airport Building to Establish a Aviation STEM Education Building 2019 Airport Revenues
Baggage Claim Carousel Replacement Replacement of current Baggage Claim Carousels 2020 AIP
Taxiway to Business Development Area Construct Taxiway/Taxilane to South East Business Development Area 2020 Other
Old Long Term Parking Renovation Renovation of current Old Long Term Parking Areas 2020 Airport Revenues
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*Please read funding source descriptions below:
Airport Revenues – Revenues generated through various Airport operations (e.g., parking, fuel sales, leases. etc.).

Airport Improvement Program (AIP) - Federal Airport Grant Program that collects and disseminates funds to airports for approved projects.  Commercial service airports receive a fixed annual apportionment of AIP

based on its number of enplanements.  Airports may also compete for additional annual discretionary funding.

Customer Facility Charge (CFC) – User fees imposed on rental cars used for the development or upgrade of rental car and/or approved related landside facilities.

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) - Locally imposed Airport user fees collected from enplaning passengers used for the purpose of funding FAA approved projects. 

Other – Airports also utilize additional funding sources including other federal and state aid programs and various 3rd party financing (e.g., bonds, loans, etc.)

Project Descriptions

Parking Revenue Control Upgrades

Completion Date: Spring, 2018

Project Value: $175,000.00

Description: Phase I of this project cost $85,000 and was completed in Spring of 2018. This project will provide new systems and technology that will improve the speed and efficiency of parking transactions. Phase II is expected to begin 2019 at a budgeted $90,000.

Terrazzo Flooring

Completion Date: Spring, 2018

Project Value: $390,000.00

Description: This project will replace most of the carpeting in the terminal building with Terrazzo flooring. Terrazzo flooring provides the benefits of superior appearance and more efficient maintenance. Phase I consisted of installations at the checkpoint exit lane and the main terminal's public waiting area.Phase I of this project cost $65,000 and was completed in Spring of 2018. Phase II of this project is expected to begin 2019 at a budgeted $225,000 and Phase III is expected to begin in 2020 at a budget of $100,000.

Ground Transportation Monitoring System

Completion Date: Spring, 2018

Project Value: $40,000.00

Description: This project will consist of the installation of sensored gate arm structures and geo-fencing technology to improve the monitoring of airport commercial ground transportation activities.

Public Address System

Completion Date: Completed Spring 2018

Project Value: $40,000.00

Description: This project will replace the existing system that was beyond its useful life. The system incorporates new servers, software, and microphone stations as well as potential expanded capabilities (e.g., visual interface, emergency broadcast messaging, etc.). This system is required for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and general Airport messaging.

Restroom Renovation

Proposed Completion Date: Fall, 2018

Project Value: $500,000.00

Description: This much anticipated project has been designed for easier accessibility with modern design features centered around the Airport traveler's needs.

Mother's Room

Description: This project will be constructed in conjunction with the Airport's restroom renovations. It will provide a safe private area for parent's to nurse and care for young children.

Device Charging Stations

Description: This project will be constructed in conjunction with the Airport's restroom renovations. It will provide a bank of additional electrical receptacles and USB ports to charge various devices.

Passenger Boarding Bridges

Proposed Completion Date: Fall, 2018

Project Value: $2,000,000.00

Description: This project will add two new/additional passenger boarding bridges. The passenger boarding bridges are the tunnel-type devices that facilitate the transition of aircraft passengers from the plane to the terminal boarding area and vice versa. Benefits of the passenger boarding Bridges includes:

- Safer and more efficient transition of passengers
- Protection from the elements
- Improved accommodations for disabled, wheelchair bound, and limited mobility passengers
- Service and perception upgrades (e.g., first class, elimination of ground boarding, etc.)

Hangar One Renovations

Proposed Completion Date: Fall, 2018

Project Value: $285,000.00

Description: This project will consist of multiple renovations designed to upgrade one of the Airport's existing aircraft hangars. These enhancements are intended to make the hangar more attractive for future business opportunities and based aircraft.

Frequent Flyer Lounge

Proposed Completion Date: Fall, 2018

Project Value: $25,000.00

Description: This project will provide an exclusive area for registered frequent flyers. The room will consist of amenities such as large screen televisions, business services, and snacks.

FIDS Upgrades

Proposed Completion Date: Fall, 2018

Project Value: $75,000.00

Description: The project will provide new technology and monitors for the Airport's airline information and baggage claim monitoring systems.

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