Lautenberg And Menendez Announce More Than $7.5 Million In Federal Funding To Improve New Jersey Airports

Lautenberg And Menendez Announce More Than $7.5 Million In Federal Funding To Improve New Jersey Airports

Funding Will Help Improve Runway Safety and Protect Travelers at Airport

Washington - Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $7.5 million in new federal funding for four airports in New Jersey. The funding will help improve airport infrastructure and protect traveler safety.

"Investing in capital improvements at New Jersey's busiest airport and hubs across the state will reduce delays and make air travel safer and more reliable. The thousands of travelers who pass through Newark Liberty International Airport every day stand to benefit tremendously from this federal investment. In addition, it will help enhance air travel options from a number of airports in less accessible regions of the state," stated Sen. Lautenberg, a member Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee.

Senator Menendez said: "Safe and efficient air travel helps protect our families and our economy. This type of investment will work to modernize our airports in order to keep aircraft moving and will help create jobs to complete these projects. This is part of the process of ensuring that New Jersey's air travel system is as modern and efficient as possible."

The $7,584,097 will be allocated as follows:

• $5,428,392 to Newark Liberty International Airport to rehabilitate runways.

• $1,729,200 to the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton to improve runway safety.

• $408,505 to the Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown to remove obstructions near a runway.

• $18,000 to the Woodbine Municipal Airport in Woodbine to install a perimeter fence to aid and stop wildlife from entering the airport.

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