FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2015
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ASSISTANCE FOR THE SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved $2.6 million in financial assistance to the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg (STIA) for an apron expansion.
Federal law authorizes the award of federal funding to preserve and improve the Texas general aviation system, of which the STIA is a part of. The STIA is one of over 300 general aviation airports in Texas and was among the 8 recipients of financial assistance from TxDOT.
This funding is in addition to the $3 million Senator Hinojosa secured during the legislative session for the STIA. These funds will be used for a hangar expansion which will be utilized by the Department of Public Safety to stage emergency response equipment as well as aircraft.
Senator Hinojosa commented on the award's significance to the City of Edinburg and the South Texas region.
“As South Texas continues to grow at a remarkable rate, investments in the state transportation network are vital for future growth opportunities. This type of investment in Edinburg will yield positive results for the city's competitiveness and strategic location,” said Senator Hinojosa.
“Improving all modes of transportation means that we can move products and services throughout our state in a more efficient and effective manner which ultimately translates to more economic activity and jobs,” Hinojosa added.