Menendez, Booker Announce $350K for South Jersey Regional Airport Improvements

Menendez, Booker Announce $350K for South Jersey Regional Airport Improvements

NEWARK, NJ– U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $350,000 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation to assess environmental impacts of proposed runway and taxiway improvements at South Jersey Regional Airport in Burlington County. 

“Investing in our regional airports keeps travel safe and reliable, creates jobs and boosts our economic competitiveness," said Sen. Menendez.  "And as we make important infrastructure improvements, it’s also important to protect our environment.  This federal grant will ensure South Jersey Regional can meet its needs while also mitigating the impact on the surrounding community.”

"Federal investment in our infrastructure is critical because travelers and our local economy rely on the safe and efficient operation of local airports like South Jersey Regional Airport,” said Sen. Booker. “Modernizing our transportation networks serves as the gateway to job creation and strengthening New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.”

Specifically, $354,709 will fund an environmental assessment to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to the proposed widening of Runway 8/26 to include the relocation of Taxiway A and related apron improvements.