CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDING FOR D/FW AIRPORT
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (D/FW) will receive a $2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The money was allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February. D/FW will use the money for runway rehabilitation.
“Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a national and international transportation hub,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “I am pleased that D/FW will receive so much economic recovery money, and I’m pleased it can put it to good use quickly.”
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the FAA received $1.1 billion to allocate to qualified airports on a discretionary basis. Priority is given to eligible projects for which the design and planning have been completed or nearly completed.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.