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Pingree Touts $10.4 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Improve Portland Jetport Terminal Accessibility

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $10.4 million for the City of Portland to improve accessibility in the Portland International Jetport terminal. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Terminals Program award, made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, funds the installation of new passenger boarding bridges and fixed bridge extensions from the terminal building to serve multiple aircraft parked at numerous gates. The project also includes a new full gate concourse public restroom with adjacent gender-neutral bathrooms, adult changing space, a pet relief area, and an expansion of the hold room.

“Thanks to the historic investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, airport terminals across the nation are being modernized and improved to be safer, more sustainable, and more accessible,” said Pingree. “Whether visitors coming to our great state or Mainers returning home from away, it’s important our airports meet the needs of modern travelers. This significant federal funding for terminal improvements will help the Portland Jetport better accommodate its many travelers and address glaring needs to increase gate accessibility.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated $5 billion to provide competitive grants for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports. These grants will fund safe, sustainable, and accessible airport terminals, on-airport rail access projects and airport-owned airport traffic control towers. 


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