Rep. Lee Announces $5.3 Million for Pittsburgh International Airport Modernization  along with Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio 

 For Immediate Release

February 14, 2023 

Contact

Natalie Adams (Casey): 202-228-6367  

Nick Gavio (Fetterman): 412-495-4066   

Zoe Bluffstone (Deluzio): 202-225-2301 

Emilia Rowland (Lee): 330-212-2065 

Rep. Lee Announces $5.3 Million for Pittsburgh International Airport Modernization  along with Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio 

“Two weeks ago, when Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Pittsburgh […], we made our case for additional funding for Pittsburgh’s airport modernization. I am glad that we were able to secure $5 million.

With this funding, Pittsburgh International Airport has received more than $123.7 million in federal funding since the start of 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Summer Lee (PA-12) joined U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Chris Deluzio (D-PA-17) in announcing that Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is receiving $5,300,000 in new infrastructure funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Terminal Program, created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“Two weeks ago, when Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Pittsburgh to talk about the investment we brought home to fix the I-376 Eastern Parkway, we made our case for additional funding for Pittsburgh’s airport modernization,” said Rep. Summer Lee (PA-12). “I am glad that, just two weeks later, we were able to secure $5 million to build improvements to our airport. This funding will not just create more good union jobs, but will lead to a more connected, thriving region.”

As Pittsburgh International Airport continues to grow, improving the passenger experience is critical, said Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). “This funding not only gets passengers where they’re going faster but helps secure PIT’s role as a gateway to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s future economic success.”  

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

“Thrilled that the Infrastructure Law is delivering even more for folks in Western Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Chris Deluzio (PA-17). “This $5.3 million investment from the Airport Terminal Program will help make the new landside terminal building at Pittsburgh International Airport a reality—improving customer service and boosting our local economy.”

The funding for Pittsburgh International Airport will be used to fund a component of the construction of a new 700,000 square foot landside terminal which will improve passenger experience by reducing the proximity between ticketing, security, and gates by half a mile and improve Pittsburgh International Airport’s ability to secure additional flights, including nonstop. 


Since taking office in January, Lee, who serves on the House Oversight Committee and Space, Science and Technology Committee, has delivered historic levels of federal investment totaling over $1 Billion brought back to Western PA, including over $200 million for infrastructure, over $50 million for affordable transit, and over $500 million to keep clean energy manufacturing at home in Pennsylvania. These investments will help improve Western Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and transit, ensure cleaner air and drinking water, lower housing costs, fund research institutions, fuel clean manufacturing, fund STEM innovation and entrepreneurship, boost workforce development, and create thousands of good paying union jobs.  Lee and her team have also delivered casework and constituent services to over 1,600 constituents with issues ranging from helping our seniors and disabled community access Medicare and social security to helping folks secure housing and helping families with immigration support and passports.

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