Federal funding will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, air quality improvement
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced over $3.6 million in federal funding for Philadelphia airports. Philadelphia International Airport is receiving $1,836,063 to improve its air quality and lower emissions and Northeast Philadelphia Airport is receiving $1,797,660 to rehabilitate its taxiway. Both projects will improve airport safety and passenger experience while creating jobs in Philadelphia.
“Pennsylvania’s airports connect us to each other and the rest of the world. When we upgrade them, we improve air travel and support economic growth in the Commonwealth. I look forward to seeing the improvements these projects will make for Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport and I will continue to bring infrastructure investments to Philadelphia and Southeastern PA to support economic development in the region,” said Senator Casey.
This investment is made possible through funding provided in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal spending bill for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.
Funding for Philadelphia International Airport will go towards Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program (VALE) infrastructure, which improves airport air quality and helps airport sponsors meet their state-related air quality responsibilities under the Clean Air Act. Philadelphia International Airport has received $50.7 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), bringing the total federal investment to over $75.3 million since December 2021.
Northeast Philadelphia Airport has already received $763,000 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bringing the total federal investments since December 2021 to $2.56 million.