Senator Collins Announces $14.2 Million for Bangor Airport
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Bangor International Airport will receive a total of $14,200,000 for the expansion and renovation of the terminal.
This funding was authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Collins was part of the core group of 10 Senators who negotiated the text of the bipartisan infrastructure law, which is making historic investments in Maine’s airports, roads, bridges, broadband, and more.
“Bangor International Airport is an economic powerhouse that serves as a key gateway for visitors to Maine and connects the Bangor region to the world,” said Senator Collins. “The upgrades and expansions that this investment will support will enhance passengers’ overall experience and allow the airport to grow its operations. As a key negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law, I am pleased that this funding is making much-needed improvements to the safety and efficiency of Maine’s transportation network.”
“We are fortunate to have a congressional delegation that values the importance of the airport to the community and the region. In particular, we can’t thank Sen. Collins enough for her time and dedication in advocating for improvements and advancements at BGR during her five terms in the U.S. Senate,” said Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso. “This renovation and expansion will allow us to provide even greater customer service to passengers, but also allow us to be a better environmental stewards by improving the efficiency of aging utilities.”
The funding will support terminal renovations and additions at the airport, including:
- Construction of a connector between the two terminal buildings. By providing access to gates in both terminals, the connector will increase capacity and flexibility for air carriers, provide opportunities to boost flight service, and promote competition.
- Replacement of one ground level boarding gate with a new gate and jet bridge, eliminating ground boarding operations to meet ADA requirements.
- Expansion of the passenger security screening checkpoint.
- Upgrades for aging building utilities such as the HVAC system.