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March 01, 2023

Maryland Lawmakers announce $38 Million to upgrade at BWI airport

Credit: Fox 45 News

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Maryland Lawmakers announced on Wednesday that $38 million of federal funding will go towards upgrading Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Maryland Democratic Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn said the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has given funding to Federal Aviation Administration to created he largest baggage-handling system, new terminal concessions space, improved restrooms and more.

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“Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is a gateway to the world and an economic powerhouse for Maryland,” said the lawmakers. “The federal infrastructure law recognized the importance of investing in our airports to maintain our competitive edge. This federal funding will be put to good use in Maryland to improve passengers’ experience and convenience at BWI.”

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is currently the most significant long-term investment in the history of America.

The act gives $550 billion in new federal funding for 2022 through 2026 for infrastructure projects towards roads, bridges, mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband.