Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is the recipient of a $14,110,000 award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Funds for MacArthur Airport will be used to upgrade the Main Terminal Building utilities and fire and life safety systems to comply with current building codes and provide greater energy efficiency. This includes the installation of a new 800 kVA generator to ensure continuous and efficient operation of the Main Terminal Building and the Maintenance Building.
“MacArthur Airport’s renovations are critical not just to New York State’s economy but also for the economies of our neighboring Northeast states, helping to move people and goods more effectively while enhancing American competitiveness,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Upgrading New York’s infrastructure has been a key focus of mine and the improvements being made to MacArthur Airport will improve customer safety and help move our state toward a clean energy future. This money will do for MacArthur Airport what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was intended to do: boost our economy and deliver funding to revitalize the state’s infrastructure.”
“Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand. Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s grants will improve airport terminals while also creating good jobs in communities across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Funding for MacArthur Airport’s renovation comes from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports.
The president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, makes a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. It will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize the nation’s ports and airports, improve safety, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably to help everyone get ahead for decades to come.