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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas


Feb 20, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Dallas Love Field Airport a grant for $3,387,010.  The money will be used to construct a taxiway and to rehabilitate runway lighting.

“Love Field is a convenient, accessible airport that has served the people of North Texas well for decades,” Congresswoman Johnson said.  “This funding will enable the airport to repair and modernize its runway system, and I know it will be money well-spent.”

Dallas Love Field Airport is located in Congresswoman Johnson’s Congressional District.  According to a recent report by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division, the direct economic output attributable to the airport is estimated at more than $352.7 million. Additionally, scheduled airlines, and to a lesser extent, general aviation aircraft, transport over 1.7 million visitors to the area each year, supporting more than 18,000 visitor-related jobs and $377.8 million in payroll. Visitor expenditures are also responsible for $659.7 million in direct economic output.


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.