Menendez, Booker Announce More than $1.7 million Investment in NJ Airports

Menendez, Booker Announce More than $1.7 million Investment in NJ Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced more than $1.7 million in federal funding for improvements to municipal airports across New Jersey. The funding is awarded through the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration.

"Our state's economy thrives on a modern, efficient transportation system," said Sen. Menendez. "Investing in our airports will keep travel safe and reliable, create jobs and boost our economic competitiveness."

"I am pleased to join Sen. Menendez in announcing the funding of necessary improvements to airports across the state, from Mount Holly to Linden," said Booker. "This federal investment strengthens New Jersey's infrastructure while ensuring the safety of local residents and visitors."

The awards include:

  • $200,000 to the State of New Jersey to implement the Airport Pavement Management System for seventeen New Jersey airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems
  • $45,000 to the City of Linden to fund the design of the airport's drainage system improvements
  • $684,000 to Essex County Improvement Authority to rehabilitate and improve Essex County Airport's taxiway lighting
  • $221,058 to the Town of Hammonton to remove runway obstructions at Hammonton Municipal Airport
  • $585,000 to New Jersey Department of Transportation to remove runway obstructions at South Jersey Regional Airport in Mount Holly