$27M in grants to aid N.J. airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several airports will see safety improvements now that $27 million in federal grants have been approved.

U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez (both D-NJ) today said the grants come from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The airports that were awarded the grants:

* $10,635,000 for Teterboro to improve its runway safety area

* $13,433,000 for Trenton-Mercer to improve its runway safety area

* $3,222,000 for Newark Liberty International to rehabilitate its taxiways

* $190,475 for Morristown Municipal to remove obstructions from its runway approach

“This investment will make New Jersey airports even safer and more reliable,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “New Jersey is a major transportation hub and these upgrades will help us strengthen our economy, accommodate business travelers, and welcome tourists.”

“This is welcome news for travelers and New Jersey’s economic growth. Few things are as important for our economic competitiveness as having safe, modern and reliable airports. This funding will help us continue to improve New Jersey’s aviation system while helping create desperately needed construction jobs,” Menendez said.

  $27M in grants to aid N.J. airports