WASHINGTON, DC – Teterboro Airport was awarded a $1,111,111 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for last year’s construction of the 700-foot taxiway, according to an announcement by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09.) The taxiway will help increase safety and reduce delays at Teterboro by limiting the likelihood of runway incursions. Funding for this grant was provided by the CARES Act.
Previously, Teterboro Airport received a grant from the CARES “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security“ Act in April, and $1.3 million grant from the FAA for different projects, runway improvements and a new control tower in September 2019.
“Teterboro Airport is a staple of our region's transportation system. Ensuring that operations there continue to run smoothly and safely during this pandemic a top priority for me,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime former member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “The taxiway constructed last year will be fully paid for by the federal government because of the CARES Act. This will increase safety during pre-flight ground travel.".
In 2015, Pascrell announced a $3 million federal grant to repair equipment at Teterboro Airport that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy, as well as a $2.2 million grant to study the effects of noise pollution at the airport.
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