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$13M in Federal Funding Announced to Upgrade NJ Airports

Three New Jersey airports will receive grants totaling $13,351,408 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement program (AIP) to rehabilitate and upgrade runways, lighting, and safety areas, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) announced.

“With air travel ramping up this summer, this federal funding allows us to vastly improve and update our state’s airport infrastructure to ensure the safe and efficient travel of all those flying in and out of New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez. “Our regional and general aviation airports help drive local business and ensure New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.”

“Our state’s airports are not only a vital transportation link for countless New Jerseyans, but also act as economic drivers for local communities,” said Sen. Booker. “As more Americans return to air travel and our economy begins to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic, this federal funding will modernize our regional airports, enhancing their safety and helping them better serve New Jersey residents and businesses.”

The following airports received grants:

  • Cape May County Airport
    • $1,518,689.00 to rehabilitate the runway
  • Atlantic City International Airport
    • $2,732,019.00 to rehabilitate the runway lighting
  • Morristown Municipal Airport
    • $9,433,470.00 to improve the runway safety area
    • $366,530.00 to rehabilitate the runway

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