N.J. is getting more than $54M to help upgrade 18 (yes, 18) airports

Newark Liberty ($42M), Atlantic City ($3.8M), Trenton ($3.4M) getting biggest awards, but municipal airports are included, too

File photo Newark Liberty International Airport will see more United Airlines flights next summer.

Newark Liberty International Airport will get more than $42 million from the federal government as part of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law last month.

Atlantic City International ($3,813,168) and Trenton Mercer ($3,482,989) also will receive large grants.

The funding will trickle down to the municipal level, as 15 of the state’s smaller airports will share in nearly $5 million of the $54,055,571 that is coming to the state.

“I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure this critical funding for our airports,” U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “From Newark Liberty to Cape May County, New Jersey’s airports are hubs for domestic and international commerce and travel and play a major role in our state’s economy.

“This funding will ensure they have the resources to make the necessary upgrades and repairs they need to keep their workers and air travelers safe.”

The bill, which ultimately will send billions of dollars to New Jersey in federal funding, will help the state repair roads and bridges, expand mass transit, build the Gateway Project, replace water and sewer pipes and increase broadband internet access.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said it also will deliver jobs.

“I was proud to vote for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that is starting to deliver results for New Jersey, create jobs and provide our state with the critical resources it needs to repair and enhance our crumbling infrastructure,” he said. “This federal funding will help airports across New Jersey improve safety operations and complete urgent maintenance projects to make sure travelers and workers are kept safe.”

The following funding was awarded to New Jersey’s airports:

  • Newark Liberty International: $42,448,414
  • Atlantic City International: $3,813,168
  • Trenton Mercer: $3,482,989
  • Morristown Municipal: $763,000
  • Teterboro: $763,000
  • Essex County: $295,000
  • Lincoln Park: $295,000
  • Millville Municipal: $295,000
  • Somerset: $295,000
  • Ocean County: $295,000
  • Cape May County: $295,000
  • Lakewood: $159,000
  • Linden: $159,000
  • South Jersey Regional: $159,000
  • Greenwood Lake: $159,000
  • Woodbine Municipal: $159,000
  • Hammonton Municipal: $110,000
  • Ocean City Municipal: $110,000