Funding will be used to upgrade taxiways, reduce emissions
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5) and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2) announced that Philadelphia International Airport is receiving $23,730,790 in new federal infrastructure funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport is receiving $2,824,150. These grants are awards from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
“Philadelphia airports serve as a vital transit and economic gateway to the rest of the Commonwealth and the world,” said Senator Casey. “Improving taxiways and reducing emissions will make these two airports safer and more efficient. Safe, effective airports means a better experience for travelers and greater investment in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s economy.”
“I’m very proud that this federal funding is going towards these three airports in the Philadelphia region,” said Senator Fetterman. “This funding, combined with additional investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is making sure airports across Pennsylvania can serve our local communities. It’s an honor to join with my colleagues to announce this important funding.”
"Modernizing our region’s airport infrastructure will not only improve air travel for passengers – it will better position our local economies for success within an increasingly competitive global economy," said Rep. Scanlon. "I'm glad to see federal funding continue to support investments in airports across the Commonwealth."
“I am proud to bring this federal funding back to Northeast Philadelphia and the jobs that come with it,” said Congressman Boyle. “Northeast Philadelphia Airport plays a vital role in generating more than 3,100 jobs right here in our community. I’ll never stop fighting for the resources we need from Washington.”
The funding for Philadelphia International Airport will be used to reconstruct existing taxiway as well as reduce emissions. PHL has received a total of $274,115,118 in federal investments since the start of 2021. Northeast Philadelphia Airport has received a total of $8,105,862 in the same period of time. Their latest award will be used to rehabilitate existing taxiway.