New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced that Terminal A at Newark Airport will be replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility.
Christie was on hand on Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony. He said the $2.4 billion redevelopment project will have the capacity to accommodate over 13 million passengers a year.
“No one is ever going to say it will be an enjoyable time to come to the airport but we want people to be able to do the best they can while they're here,” Christie said.
The current Terminal A opened in 1973 and was designed to handle a maximum of 9 million travelers a year. In the years since, Christie said there’s been a surge in air travel with Newark becoming one of the busiest airports in the country.
Governor Christie said the project will create 10,000 jobs and will generate $3.9 billion in regional economic activity.
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