Reed: $5.5M More in Federal Funding Coming to T.F. Green Airport to Pay for Security Investments

1/10/2020 — 

Senator Reed announced $5.5 million in federal funding to help keep air travel safe.  Over the years, Senator Reed has helped secure over $200 million in federal funding to extend the runway at T.F. Green Airport and help modernize the airport.  Recently, he helped provide $5.5 million in the 2020 appropriations law to reimburse T. F. Green Airport for post 9/11 security upgrades. The bill includes $7.8 billion for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), increases TSA staffing by over 1,000 frontline workers nationwide, and sets aside a total of $40 million to reimburse several airports for baggage screening systems and security improvements, of which $5.5 million will be directed to T.F. Green.