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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
October 27, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
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$1.67 Million Grant Approved by TxDOT
For the Port of Corpus Christi

AUSTIN, TX — Today, at the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) meeting, the Commission approved a $1.67 million grant from the Texas Mobility Fund for the Port of Corpus Christi to be used for construction of a public transportation project to widen a section of the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor in Nueces County.

This grant is being awarded pursuant to the a budget rider passed last legislative session in 2015. As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa was influential in the legislature's decision to appropriate $20 million from the Texas Mobility Fund to be allocated to provide funding for port capital improvement projects selected statewide by the Port Authority Advisory commission and approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa offered the following comments:

"Congratulations to the Port of Corpus Christi on approval of a $1.67 million grant from TxDOT for the improvement of the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor. This is an important project for Nueces County to be able to expand infrastructure, increase safety, and invest in our local transportation system.

I am proud to have played a significant role last session in assuring port capital improvement projects are a priority because transportation and mobility is the lifeblood of our economy."

The expansion of the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor will add turning lanes to a new intersection and entrance road to provide access to M&G Group plant, add signage, striping, pavement, drainage, and automated rail signal/gate, as well as add additional street lights.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.