TUCSON, Ariz. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today announced $18 million in federal funding from the Department of Transportation for Tucson International Airport. The funding will be used to shift or reconfigure an existing runway.
“Tucson International Airport serves as an important transportation hub for millions of passengers each year,” said Rep. Grijalva. “This federal funding will help Tucson International Airport maintain its excellence in service and safety for those who travel to and from our beloved community by updating critical airport infrastructure. I’m proud to support this project and funding and will continue my work in Washington to ensure our airports can meet the needs of our community and visitors.”
“We appreciate the advocacy and support from Congressman Grijalva and our elected representatives who supported funding for our Airfield Safety Enhancement (ASE) Project,” said Tucson Airport Authority President and CEO Danette Bewley. “This funding will allow the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) to continue progression with the largest airfield project in the history of the Tucson International Airport (TUS).”
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