Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More than $27 Million for Improvements to Airports in New Jersey

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More than $27 Million for Improvements to Airports in New Jersey

Newark - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $27 million to New Jersey airports for safety improvements.

"This is welcome news for travelers and New Jersey's economic growth. Few things are as important for our economic competitiveness as having safe, modern and reliable airports. This funding will help us continue to improve New Jersey's aviation system while helping create desperately needed construction jobs," said Senator Menendez.

"This investment will make New Jersey airports even safer and more reliable," said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. "New Jersey is a major transportation hub and these upgrades will help us strengthen our economy, accommodate business travelers, and welcome tourists."

The following New Jersey airports have been awarded funding:

• $10,635,000 for Teterboro to improve its runway safety area • $13,433,000 for Trenton Mercer to improve its runway safety area

• $3,222,000 for Newark Liberty International to rehabilitates its taxiways

• $190,475 for Morristown Municipal to remove obstructions from its runway approach

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