Mass. pols: Boston Logan Airport on runway for $22M in federal cash

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(*This story was updated at 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2014, with additional reporting.)

An injection of more than $22 million in federal infrastructure law money will pay for “much-needed” infrastructure improvements at Boston Logan International Airport, a cadre of the Bay State’s Capitol Hill delegation said Wednesday.

The federal money for Logan, the nation’s 18th busiest airport, will pay for lighting and taxiway improvements, among other efforts, across the regional transportation hub, the lawmakers said.

The money is “essential to keeping our nation’s airports’ infrastructure updated, resilient and safe,” U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-8th District, whose seat includes South Boston, said in a statement.

The $1 trillion infrastructure law, which President Joe Biden signed into law in November 2021, included $25 billion for airport infrastructure upgrades, according to a summary by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In a joint statement, Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, of Massachusetts, said the federal windfall will create jobs and enhance safety at the airport, which sees tens of thousands of passengers every day.

The airport is a “vital hub for travelers in Massachusetts and beyond, and this federal funding … will help make much-needed improvements to Boston’s airport roadways and terminals,” Warren said.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-5th District, the House Democratic whip, offered a similar sentiment, saying the money will “help modernize Logan’s facilities, bolster safety, create jobs, and guarantee a quality experience for the millions of travelers flying in and out of Massachusetts.”

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