WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez today announced a total of $28,919,131 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support airports throughout New Jersey, which includes an additional $3,180,239 the senators secured in the CARES Act to help the state’s COVID-19 response.
“New Jersey’s airports are vital means of transportation for countless New Jerseyans and serve as economic drivers for our region, but their ability to operate fully both now and into the future has been threatened by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Sen. Booker. “I will continue to fight for federal funding like this to modernize our region’s aging infrastructure in order to increase safety and reliability, boost job creation, and strengthen New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.”
“Our airports are hubs for commerce and travel, both domestic and international, and play a major role in our state’s economy,” said Sen. Menendez. “The economic crisis hit our airports hard but this funding will allow the airports to make the necessary upgrades and repairs they need to keep their workers and air travelers safe. I’ll continue fighting for additional federal resources New Jersey’s airports need to ensure their safe and reliable operation.”
The following airports received federal funding:
In April, the senator’s announced over $160 million in CARES Act funding to support the state’s airports throughout the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis.