In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Ed Markey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who were elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. Both are Democrats. (stock photo)
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) today announced that General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston will receive $62 million in FY2022 funding from the FAA as a part of the Airport Terminals Program.
This grant is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in November of 2021.
The funding will support the replacement and rehabilitation of the arrival roadways for Terminals A and E and the roadway between Terminals C and E in addition to providing 154 full time jobs during construction.
The grant also provides funding for the rehabilitation and renovation of the existing 1974 Terminal E facilities.
It will replace the HVAC system, expand the baggage claim area to accommodate the on-going gate expansions, improve and expand the curbside area, and rehabilitate the existing ticket counter area, gates and jet bridges.
Improvements to the curbside area and to circulation in the Terminal E ticket counter areas will produce over 900 jobs and help provide better accommodations to address ADA requirements. Funding from this grant will also increase energy efficiency in Terminal E, and assist Massport in meeting its Gold LEED certification goal.
“Boston Logan is a vital hub for travelers in Massachusetts and beyond, and this federal funding from the Infrastructure Bill will help make much-needed improvements to our airport roadways and terminals,” said Senator Warren. “This federal investment will create over 1,000 new construction jobs, fund terminal renovations and expansions, and continue to grow our local economy.”
“This investment in Boston Logan represents a strong commitment to improving service and operations at one of our nation’s finest airports, and comes at a crucial time for travelers who are experiencing record delays and cancellations,” said Senator Markey. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create hundreds of good jobs here in our Commonwealth and ensure that travelers from the Bay State and across the world are able to travel more safely and swiftly, with fewer delays and shorter waiting lines.”
“The federal investments announced today will go a long way towards ensuring Logan Airport best serves the people of the Commonwealth and all of New England,” said Chair Jim McGovern. “A critical part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s mission includes uplifting communities and workers across the country, and these grants will help fast-track the region’s economic recovery, bring our airport infrastructure up to speed, and create over 1,000 new jobs. I look forward to continuing to work with Massport, local officials, and my federal colleagues to ensure the success of these projects.”
“As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I am proud to announce that Logan Airport will be awarded two grants totaling $62 million dollars from the Department of Transportation’s Airport Terminal Program,” said U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch. “This funding, which was provided for by the House-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be used to carry out critical renovation projects at Terminals A, C, and E—including roadway improvements, baggage claim expansions, and HVAC system replacements—and, in so doing, it is expected to create more than 1,000 well-paying jobs.”
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete results for the people of New England,” said Congressman Bill Keating. “The $62 million awarded to Logan Airport does not just mean improvements to one of the country’s busiest airports or greater transportation options for travelers. It also means well-paying jobs. And for each of those new jobs created we will see money being put back into the Commonwealth’s economy, strengthening it. I look forward to the success of this project as well as the others that come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”
“I am thrilled to see this major funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law coming to Logan,” said Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark. “As travelers continue to experience delays and small businesses face ongoing supply chain disruptions, this investment in our airport infrastructure will both benefit the economy of Greater Boston and improve the lives of Massachusetts families.”
“Massachusetts is a world-class destination for millions of tourists, students, and business travelers every year. Our largest airport needs to reflect that,” said Congressman Seth Moulton. “This new federal investment in Logan is a positive step toward repairing an important aspect of our state’s neglected infrastructure—and it will create many new jobs along the way. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law affords us a once-in a lifetime opportunity to bring all Massachusetts infrastructure into the 21st century. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that happens.”
“Improving service and operations at Logan will help boost our economic recovery, create good-paying jobs, and make air travel for Massachusetts families safer and more efficient,” said Rep. Pressley. “This new funding will help us do just that and I won’t stop fighting to bring critical federal investments like these to my district and our Commonwealth.”
“When we passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we did so knowing it would improve the lives of every person across the Commonwealth,” said Congresswoman Lori Trahan. “Of course, that means better roads, safer bridges, and cleaner drinking water, but it also means creating more jobs and improved travel through Massachusetts’ largest airport. I’m proud to announce this new round of investments in Logan and look forward to seeing the good-paying jobs it helps create.”
“A better Logan is a big win for Massachusetts, and another testament to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law we passed last year,” said Congressman Auchincloss.
“We are grateful to our Federal Delegation for their strong support and advocacy,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “This funding will help improve the customer experience, support our role as an economic engine for the Commonwealth, and boost our Net Zero efforts.”