Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $1,100,000 to enhance accessibility, safety, and efficiency at Yuma International Airport
WASHINGTON – $1,100,000 will be invested in improving accessibility, safety, and efficiency at Yuma International Airport from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The investment was distributed through the Fiscal Year 2023 Airport Terminal Program, which was created through Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan infrastructure law.
“Our bipartisan infrastructure law continues to make Arizona a stronger and safer place. Today’s investment in Yuma International Airport will enhance passenger experience, streamline airport operations, and promote public safety for the Arizonans who work and travel there while boosting Yuma’s economy,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
“We’re glad to have helped secure this investment for Yuma International Airport through our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which will strengthen passenger safety, boost economic growth in the region, and create good paying jobs,” said Kelly.
The $1.1 million investment upgrades 20-year flooring and removes existing transitions between varying floor types to resolve ongoing workplace safety and American Disability Act concerns for travelers and employees alike.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law includes a historic $25 billion in additional investments for aviation infrastructure. The bipartisan law provides $15 billion in priority projects at every airport in the United States, $5 billion in competitive grants for terminal development and other landslide projects, and $5 billion in grants for strengthening Air Traffic Control towers and infrastructure.
In the year since Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan bill was signed into law, over $69 million has gone to repairs and upgrades at all Arizona airports.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.