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December 17, 2021

Congressional Delegation Announces Over $48 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants for Massachusetts

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), announced Massachusetts airports have been allocated over $48 million in federal grants under the Airport Infrastructure Grants under the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. 

“These critical resources are welcome news and will support long overdue investments in our workers, create jobs and make our airport infrastructure more resilient,” said Congresswoman Pressley. “It’s imperative that this money get disbursed as soon as possible and that we continue working to pass the Build Back Better Act to make additional and sorely-needed investments in our workers, families and communities.”

“Massachusetts’ airports are critical to our regional economies and our communities. This significant FAA grant funding is just the start of investments in the Commonwealth from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act to fix our crumbling infrastructure and boost our economic recovery,” said Senator Warren. “I will continue fighting in Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act to invest in universal childcare, take a big whack at the fight against climate change, and ensure corporations stop cheating the system.”

“This first tranche of airport funding will help airports across Massachusetts address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies. We will also boost our economy, create jobs, and strengthen the supply chain with these critical investments. Every region stands to benefit, and I will continue to fight for even more funding for our Commonwealth’s communities,” said Senator Markey. 

“Regional airports in western and central Massachusetts are poised to receive important funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal, Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. “Whether the airports use the funds for terminal improvements, tarmac upgrades, or behind-the-scenes enhancements, passengers will benefit greatly. As more and more air travelers return to the sky, they can do so with the reassurance that their airports are modernized.”

“We are already seeing dividends from our investment in the country’s infrastructure. Of the over $11 million going to Commonwealth airports, aside from Logan, more than half of that money has been awarded to Ninth District Airports. This is a testament to the importance of local airports to our communities and their economies,” said Congressman Keating.

“The funding from the infrastructure law headed to our airports will help Massachusetts’ families travel for work and vacation and ensure that our supply chains run more smoothly, lowering costs for families and reducing congestion and emissions near airports,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “It will reverse decades of neglect and underinvestment and help bolster our economic recovery. This is a critical piece of the Build Back Better agenda, and Massachusetts will continue to see the impact of President’s vision for a stronger, more sustainable future.”

“When we passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we did so knowing it would improve the lives of every person across the Commonwealth,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “Of course, that means better roads, safer bridges, and cleaner drinking water, but it also means improved travel through Massachusetts airports – large and small. I’m proud to see these substantial investments going to airports in Lawrence, Fitchburg, Gardner, and beyond.”

“Upgrading our airports will improve Bay State competitiveness, spur job creation, and reduce our emissions, giving us the tools needed to strengthen our economic recovery,” said Congressman Auchincloss.

The airports receiving funding include:

  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International, Boston, MA – $37,648,526
  • Nantucket Memorial, Nantucket, MA – $1,568,544
  • Worcester Regional, Worcester, MA – $1,332,693
  • Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, MA – $1,034,232
  • Barnstable Municipal-Boardman/Polando Field, Hyannis, MA – $1,015,864
  • Provincetown Municipal, Provincetown – $1,006,868
  • Laurence G Hansom Field, Bedford, MA – $1,006,637
  • Beverly Regional, Beverly, MA – $295,000
  • Fitchburg Municipal, Fitchburg, MA – $295,000
  • Lawrence Municipal, Lawrence – $295,000
  • Marshfield Municipal – George Harlow Field, Marshfield, MA – $295,000
  • New Bedford Regional, New Bedford, MA – $295,000
  • Norwood Memorial, Norwood, MA – $295,000
  • Pittsfield Municipal, Pittsfield, MA – $295,000
  • Plymouth Municipal, Plymouth, MA – $295,000
  • Westover ARB/Metropolitan, Springfield/Chicopee, MA – $295,000
  • Westfield-Barnes Regional, Westfield/Springfield, MA – $295,000
  • Chatham Municipal, Chatham, MA – $159,000
  • Mansfield Municipal, Mansfield, MA – $159,000
  • Turners Falls, Montague, MA – $159,000
  • Harriman-And-West, North Adams, MA – $159,000
  • Orange Municipal, Orange, MA – $159,000
  • Southbridge Municipal, Southbridge, MA – $159,000
  • Taunton Municipal – King Field, Taunton, MA – $159,000
  • Gardner Municipal, Gardner, MA – $110,000