WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Nikema Williams and U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock are delivering upgrades to passenger experience at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Congresswoman Williams and Sens. Ossoff and Warnock today announced the $40 million they secured through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is being delivered to fund the first phase of the Concourse D expansion project announced last summer. The first phase of the project will create 175 jobs and add additional gate capacity in Concourse E while Concourse D is under construction, mitigating disruptions to airport operations. Congresswoman Williams and Sens. Ossoff and Warnock previously announced the $40 million project through the bipartisan infrastructure law for the Concourse D expansion project, which will widen and modernize the concourse and upgrade passenger experience with expanded waiting areas, larger restrooms, improved ADA accessibility, an expanded central concourse corridor, and more.
Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:
“I secured this $40 million grant because upgrading Terminals D and E is one of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s most critical projects. Widening Terminal D and Expanding Terminal E will ensure Hartsfield-Jackson continues to serve everyone in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District and beyond who rely on our airport daily. Our hometown airport is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, the country’s most important piece of civilian infrastructure, and a source of Black wealth. Bringing home more investments for our airport ensures it will continue to connect the world for generations to come.”
Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) said:
“We are upgrading Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to improve airport efficiency and passenger safety and experience. These upgrades are possible thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law we passed last Congress.”
Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) said:
“The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is one of our nation’s most important economic engines. I’m pleased to see federal dollars flow to the Airport to alleviate plane traffic, ensuring the busiest airport in the country continues to be a safe and effective hub for air travel.”
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said:
“As we continue to grow the world’s busiest airport with the widening of Concourse D, we also want to ensure Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains the world’s most efficient airport. This grant to add gates to Concourse E will allow us to do just that while creating good-paying jobs for a diverse workforce. Atlanta has long-found solid partners in the Biden Administration and our federal delegation—including Senators Ossoff and Warnock and Congresswoman Williams—and on behalf of the City of Atlanta, I want to thank them for bolstering our infrastructure to ensure we are a city built for the future.”
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari said:
“This grant speaks volumes about the Administration’s focus on infrastructure improvement and ATL’s ability to ensure sound financial management of a major capital improvement program. The money invested here will allow ATL to maintain its position as an industry leader for decades ahead.”