New Jersey airports get improvement grants

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has unveiled three airport grants totaling $80,064 in state funds to support airport improvement projects. These funds, which leverage federal funding, will support a total of $1.6 million worth of work.

The Christie Administration has invested more than $13.7 million in New Jersey’s general aviation airports in the past four years, leveraging an additional $35.3 million in federal grants and $2.2 million from airport owners, for a total of $51.2 million in airport improvements and management, according to state officials.

The latest grants, provided through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Multimodal Grants and Programs, will advance runway and taxiway repairs and improvements at Ocean County Airport, Essex County Airport, and Linden airport.

These grants represent 5% of the total cost of the projects. Airport owners will provide another 5%, while the FAA will provide the remaining 90%.

In addition to these airport grants, NJDOT announced that it has received $367,139 from the FAA to cover 90% of the cost of two studies that will collect and analyze the condition of pavement at 17 airports to help guide maintenance investments and will evaluate the economic benefits of 37 airports on local and state economies.

For more information: NJ.gov

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