Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Rep. Sewell Continues her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour with Stop at Montgomery Regional Airport

Feb 23, 2022
Press Release
Announces New Airport Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Montgomery, AL - Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) kicked off the second leg of her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour with a stop at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) to highlight the transformational funding from President Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Sewell was the only member of the Alabama Congressional Delegation to vote in favor of the law which will deliver $140 million to Alabama’s airports for infrastructure development over the next five years.

“Alabama’s airports help keep our communities connected and play a critical role in the economic well-being of our state,” said Rep. Sewell. “We must ensure they have the resources they need to deliver safe and efficient air travel for Alabamians and visitors alike. I’m so proud to stand here at the Montgomery Regional Airport to announce that Alabama’s airports will receive $140 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which I was proud to help pass. Together, we’re building a better Alabama for all our people!”

“The Montgomery Regional Airport is an important economic engine for the city and county, and we appreciate Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s commitment to improving the airport’s infrastructure and future improvement projects,” said MGM Executive Director, Wade A. Davis. “Her dedicated support will ensure that all travelers flying to and from the Montgomery region will have an easier and safer journey.”

Sewell began with a tour of the airport before hosting a press conference with MGM Executive Director Wade Davis and several stakeholders to highlight the over $140 million in federal funding included in the infrastructure law that will help improve Alabama’s airports over five years. 

Nationally, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will invest: 

  • $15 billion for airport infrastructure grants under the Airport Improvement Program;
  • $5 billion for discretionary grants for terminal development projects to increase airport capacity, passenger access, and improve energy efficiency;
  • $5 billion to replace and improve air traffic control facilities, including navigational equipment.

Photos from today’s event can be found here.