WATCH: President Biden vows to modernize aging, outdated U.S. airports

President Joe Biden traveled to Boston Monday where he spoke at Logan International Airport and vowed to modernize aging, outdated U.S. airports.

Watch Biden’s remarks in the player above.

The president was highlight spending from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law and a $62 million investment in Logan Airport. He pledged improvements to other major airports are also on the way.

Biden said Logan currently serves four times the number of passengers than it did when it opened in 1974. But with few upgrades, he said it “means crowded gates, longer taxi times, airplanes full of passengers just waiting, all of which is causing congestion and flight delays.”

“America invented modern aviation, but we’ve allowed our airports to lag behind our competitors,” Biden said. “Today, not a single, solitary American airport, not one, ranks in the top 25 in the world. In the United States of America, not one airport ranks in the top 25 in the world. What the hell’s the matter with us?”

Biden said the infrastructure grant for Logan Airport is “one of the largest federal investments in airports ever.”

He said the project would add more gate, baggage claims, ticket counters and additional accessibility as well as create nearly 6,000 jobs.

The infrastructure bill signed last year includes billions of dollars for aging airports across the U.S. – something Biden says is urgently needed to stay on top of global competitors like China.

“We risk losing our edge as a nation to China, and the rest of the world is catching up,” Biden said. “That stops now, with investments like we’re celebrating here today.”