Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

July 30, 2018
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

Brownsville - Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced today that the City of Brownsville has been awarded $730,000 in federal grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The federal funds will be used to rehabilitate 7,399 feet of runway at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in order to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. 

“With these funds, the Brownsville South Padre International Airport will be able to make necessary improvements to its infrastructure. This project will make the airport more accessible for travel and business,” Congressman Vela said.

“This grant will help improve the airport infrastructure at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport,” Bryant Walker, director of BRO added. “It will provide for the continued safe and efficient means of transportation for both travel and commerce, which is vital to the economic growth throughout South Texas.”

The funding announcement comes on the heels of a grant award to BRO by the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this month.

 

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