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McAllen International Airport awarded millions in FAA Airport Improvement Grants

by Office of Communications | Jul 31, 2018

The McAllen International Airport was recently awarded $2.06 million in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Grant funds related to related to improving safety and replace aging infrastructure at the McAllen International Airport. 


“The McAllen International Airport is the gateway to the world for all traveling to and from our city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  “With these funds, the City of McAllen will be able to invest in the necessary improvements to keep our airport competitive, and modern.”


Mayor Darling continued, thanking Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) for his diligent efforts in obtaining federal funds for the City of McAllen.


“It is important to have great partners in Washington, D.C. who are in tune with our needs,” Darling concluded.


The grant awards are in the amount of $1,285,830 for Taxiway A and Runway 14-32 Safety Improvements and for $720,000 for Cooling Tower Improvements.  A ten percent local match portion, in the amount of $222,870, will be provided by the McAllen International Airport Passenger Facility Charge program.


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