US Senator Martin Heinrich

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (DN.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (DN.M.) and U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury (DN.M.) announced $7 million in federal investments from the Act on infrastructure towards Albuquerque International Sunport.

This funding will be used to refurbish passenger boarding bridges and ground power generators, which will improve passenger access, flight operations efficiency and energy efficiency.

“The Infrastructure Act provides major federal investments in New Mexico that will improve and modernize the Albuquerque Sunport and enhance the travel experience,” Heinrich said. “I am especially pleased to see the funding to expand access to Sunport and refurbish the ground generators that help reduce carbon emissions. I look forward to the many more opportunities the Infrastructure Act will create to grow our economy and revitalize communities across New Mexico.

“The Albuquerque Sunport is a critical economic engine for our state’s tourism and travel industry, and with this bold investment provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, it will continue to do so,” Luján said. “I am thrilled that this $7 million in funding – which I helped secure – will improve passenger boarding bridges and perform other renovations to make Sunport more energy efficient and prepare our state to fight against the climate crisis while making flying more accessible to the public.”

“I’m proud that the bipartisan infrastructure act is delivering results to the tune of $7 million for our Sunport,” Stansbury said. “Every New Mexican should have access to our state’s largest airport, which is why I am grateful that this funding will expand facilities accessible to the ADA and reduce carbon emissions to support continued economic growth and environmental goals. of New Mexico.”

New Mexico congressional Democrats championed the Infrastructure Act, which created the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airport terminal program. This program invests in projects related to runways, taxiways, terminals, roads and airport transit. The funding announced today will support the implementation of new mechanical, electrical and lighting systems, as well as improved accessibility at Albuquerque International Sunport. These improvements will increase operational and energy efficiency and passenger access.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, makes a historic investment in the country’s infrastructure and competitiveness, with $3.7 billion expected to reach New Mexico under a funding formula alone . It will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and railroads, modernize and expand public transportation, upgrade the nation’s ports and airports, improve security, tackle the climate crisis and invest in communities too often overlooked. It will spur the creation of well-paying union jobs and grow the economy in a sustainable and equitable way to help everyone move forward for decades to come.

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