U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $4.8 million in federal infrastructure funding for Atlantic City International Airport to replace two passenger loading bridges. The funding is part of the FY2023 Airport Terminal Program, which was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress in 2021.
“The people of South Jersey and those who utilize Atlantic City International Airport can rest easy knowing we are investing in their infrastructure and ensuring passengers are able to safely board their flights,” Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “This funding is yet another example of how the bipartisan infrastructure bill is bringing billions of dollars to New Jersey to help communities while also supporting our local economy and creating jobs.”
“Atlantic City International Airport serves an important role in South Jersey’s economy as a transportation hub,” Booker (D-N.J.) said. “This funding will improve passenger safety and, along with the $3 million Sen. Menendez and I secured in the recent government funding bill to plan and design a new cargo taxiway, will help drive investment to the region, creating jobs and growing the economy.”
In January, Menendez, alongside SJTA representatives and the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, announced $5.2 million to be used for airport projects that would create new jobs and support local small businesses.
In addition, $8.1 million was allocated to the Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing for upgrades to its Atlantic City base. This funding was part of the federal government funding bill Congress passed last December, which included $181 million for New Jersey projects advocated for by Menendez.
Ultimately, New Jersey stands to receive billions of dollars from the IIJA to help the state repair roads and highways, make airport improvements, expand mass transit, build the Gateway Project, replace water and sewer pipes and increase broadband internet access.