Funding will build bridge between terminals to reduce turn time per call, save equipment run time
Casey advocated for funding for the PhilaPort project
PhilaPort has received more than $15.3 million from the infrastructure law to date
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5) announced the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) is receiving $13,017,024 in new infrastructure funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding will help enhance port operations, improve the flow of freight through the port, and prolong the lifespan of port equipment by building a new bridge to connect two critical terminals. The award is from the INFRA (Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects) program, which is bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“I fought for this funding because PhilaPort is a critical link in our region and our Nation’s supply chains. The commerce moving through this region’s waterways create and sustain good-paying union jobs and spur economic growth,” said Senator Casey. “Thanks to the infrastructure law, PhilaPort continues to be one of the Nation’s premier maritime shipping hubs and helps transport more goods to families and businesses in Southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.”
“I am proud to announce yet another investment from the Biden Administration into Pennsylvania’s infrastructure,” said Senator Fetterman. “This $13 million for Philaport’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) Connector Bridge project will continue to expand the capacity of the port and strengthen economic development and job creation in the region.”
"I voted for this federal infrastructure funding that will bring marked improvements and efficiencies to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal,” said Congressman Boyle. “Our city relies heavily on our local ports. Investing in the modernization of the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal not only enhances our city and region's supply chains but also contributes to the overall economic growth and competitiveness of our community."
“This new funding for PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Connector Bridge Project will be critical to meeting our regional freight transportation needs while promoting economic growth, creating jobs, and keeping costs down for consumers and businesses,” said Rep. Scanlon. “I was proud to support PhilaPort’s application for this competitive grant, and will continue working to ensure our region is able to tap into the funding opportunities made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.