Menendez, Booker Announce Over $7M for Newark Liberty International Airport

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $7M for Newark Liberty International Airport

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Newark Liberty International Airport $7,078,279 in grants to rehabilitate more than 3,000 feet of access road and help preserve efficient access to the airport.

“Newark Airport is an essential transportation hub for our nation and key to New Jersey’s economic competitiveness,” said Senator Menendez. “Investments like these in our aging infrastructure creates good jobs and will keep both our economy and travelers moving.”

“By taking vital steps like this to repair New Jersey’s crumbling infrastructure, we are strengthening our economy, creating good jobs, and moving our region forward,” said Senator Booker. “Federal investments in modernizing our region’s airports are not only critical to increasing New Jersey’s economic competitiveness, but also to maintaining the safety of the traveling public.”

The award came in the form of two separate grants:

-          $ 4,673,592 –Newark Liberty International Airport (Essex)

-          $ 2,404,687 –Newark Liberty International Airport (Essex)

Newark Liberty International Airport is New Jersey’s busiest airport and serves as a hub for international travel in the tristate area.