Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson will get $13.97 million

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will get $13.97 million in federal stimulus money to help build an apron, where aircraft are loaded, unloaded and maintained, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation said Tuesday.

The money will be funneled through the Federal Aviation Administration to the City of Atlanta first. The airport, which has received federal grants before to help improve safety, is one of 17 under consideration to receive part of $1.1 billion in stimulus money for systems that detect explosives in checked bags.

The airport must keep track and report all jobs created or saved with the help of stimulus money, as required by the federal law, which was signed six months ago last week.