Casey, Fetterman, Boyle, Evans, Scanlon, Parker Announce $20.4 Million for Philadelphia International Airport

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2), Dwight Evans (D-PA-3), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5) and Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle L. Parker announced that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is receiving $20,400,000 in new infrastructure funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Terminal Program, created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“Philadelphia International Airport serves as a vital gateway to the rest of the Commonwealth and the world, and this funding will help the airport become a more modern and sustainable transit hub,” said Senator Casey. “This is not only an investment in a safer and more energy efficient airport experience but an investment in the future success of an economic linchpin of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth.” 

“I am proud to join with Senator Casey and my colleagues to announce this multimillion-dollar grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Philadelphia International Airport,” said Senator Fetterman. “This funding is another great example of how the Biden administration is delivering wins for Pennsylvania infrastructure and the economy of our Commonwealth.”

"This IIJA funding award, which I voted for, is not just an investment in infrastructure, it's also a move that will bolster one of the primary economic engines of our region,” said Congressman Boyle. “By enhancing the efficiency and reliability of these unseen operational systems, we ensure seamless operations, attract more visitors, and provide a world-class experience for travelers. This funding only underscores our commitment to maintaining Philadelphia International Airport as a vital hub, driving growth, and prosperity for our community and beyond."

“I’m pleased to see the Biden-Harris administration delivering for Philadelphia and the region again with more of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act funding I voted for,” said Congressman Evans.

“I'm proud to see the competitive grants we authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supporting job creation as PHL enhances its guest experience.” said Rep. Scanlon. “Modernizing our region’s airport infrastructure will improve air travel for passengers and position our local economy for success in an increasingly competitive global economy.”

“We deeply appreciate this latest example of the Biden-Harris administration and Congress investing in Philadelphia’s infrastructure,” said Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act has resulted in tens of millions of dollars coming to Philadelphia in just the last month alone, Federal funds to upgrade our water and sewer systems, to invest in workforce development and jobs training, and now, to upgrade and invest in our Philadelphia International Airport. This is intergovernmental collaboration at its best. We’re very grateful to Senator Casey and our entire Federal delegation for their work in bringing this grant to the Airport.” 

“We’re thrilled to receive this funding that allows us to advance our modernization efforts at PHL to improve energy efficiency, replace aging infrastructure, and reduce carbon emissions,” said Atif Saeed, Chief Executive Officer at the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation. “We appreciate the efforts of our Congressional delegation for their support of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and for making sure that PHL is prioritized as funding is allocated each year.”

The funding for Philadelphia International Airport will be used to upgrade the airport’s HVAC and electrical systems, enhancing efforts to create a modern, sustainable airport. PHL has received a total of $347 million in federal investments since the start of 2021.


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