February 12, 2022

Duckworth Tours Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Benefits


[SPRINGFIELD, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Springfield Airport Executive Director Mark Hanna to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can help improve customer experience, runways, gates and taxiways, terminals, multimodal connections and air traffic control at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport. Senator Duckworth’s TIFIA for Airports proposal, which was also included in the bipartisan law, will also greatly improve the affordability of future airport projects. Photos from today’s event are available here.

“Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is an important economic engine for the region and the state, and I’m proud of the opportunities the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create to ensure Illinois airports have the federal support they need to enhance the passenger experience, unclog supply chain bottlenecks and create jobs,” Duckworth said. “I had a productive discussion with Executive Director Mark Hanna today and look forward to continuing to work with him to make sure that this airport has the resources to compete in the 21st Century.”

In November, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law that included several provisions led by Duckworth to help improve the lives of working Americans by making drinking water safer, reducing traffic congestion, allowing infrastructure projects to implement local hiring initiatives, protecting roadside responders and improving transit accessibility, among many other benefits for workers. The law will help Illinois and Illinois communities improve roads, bridges, highways, public transit, airports and more throughout the state to allow for more good-paying jobs, better accessibility and needed investments.