Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for Valley International Airport

August 21, 2018
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for Valley International Airport

Washington D.C. – Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced today that the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, TX (HRL) has been awarded $6,430,682 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The federal funds will be used to reconstruct the airport’s runway system including Taxiway H, sections of the aircraft apron, and additional aircraft parking areas.

“This grant from the Department of Transportation will allow HRL to upgrade critical pieces of infrastructure, ensuring that the airport continues to operate at full capacity. These improvements will increase the safety and efficiency of HRL while making travel a better experience for both airlines and passengers,” Congressman Vela said.

“We are excited to hear about the issuance of the grant for improvements at HRL and would like to thank Representative Vela for his help in securing this funding.  This grant will help us to continue to improve the quality of our airport and provide world class service to our tenants.” Marv Esterly, Director of Aviation at Valley International added.

Valley International Airport serves nearly 700,000 people annually and is poised to significantly improve services offered to travelers.

 

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