In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Ed Markey, who was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. He is a Democrat. (stock photo) SOURCE publishes press release from elected leaders as a community service.
WASHINGTON DC – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today, March 1, celebrated news that the Boston Logan International Airport will receive more than $22.5 million through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to support its expansion of Terminal E, an ongoing project that will create more than more than 1,000 jobs focused on improving service, accessibility and energy efficiency across the terminal. In September, the four lawmakers joined President Biden for an event at Logan touting more than $62 million in initial federal funding awarded to Logan as part of the Airport Terminal Program.
“Decades ago, Terminal E was built to serve a million passengers from around the world. Today, more than five million travelers pass through these same gates,” said Senator Markey. “I am proud to have worked with my colleagues from the Massachusetts delegation to propel this project to new heights and to ensure Logan leads the way in meeting the transportation needs of our present and future.”
“Logan’s E Terminal was built in 1974 to serve 1.4 million passengers but it a saw a whopping 5 million passengers in 2019. This additional $22.5 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help fund critical upgrades to enhance the passenger experience, create a more environmentally sustainable airport, and bring in thousands of good, union jobs,” said Senator Warren.
“With these resources supporting the expansion of Terminal E, millions of travelers and workers and families right here in Massachusetts will benefit from of the creation of jobs, service upgrades, and improved accessibility,” said Representative Pressley. “I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to bring federal investments back to our Commonwealth.”