Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

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

August 21, 2018
Press Release

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

Washington D.C. – Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced today that the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) has been awarded $2,000,000 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The federal funds will be used for the planned construction of a new terminal at the airport.

“This grant from the Department of Transportation will support the construction of a brand-new terminal at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. This project will increase airport capacity and make traveling through South Texas a more enjoyable experience for all,” Congressman Vela said.

“The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport would like to thank Congressman Filemon Vela and his office for the continued support of the airport and efforts in securing an additional grant from the FAA toward the new terminal project. These additional FAA funds will play a vital role in building the new airport terminal and reaffirms the commitments of both the city and our regulatory partners in improving the transportation infrastructure of South Texas,” Bryant Walker, Director of BRO, added.

Officials and stakeholders anticipate this new project will drive growth in the region while improving the flying experience for travelers.

 

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