EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The El Paso International Airport was awarded $5 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law by the Federal Aviation Administration, Rep. Veronica Escobar announced.
The funding will be used for energy-efficient lighting and ceiling panel replacement, new passenger seating to provide device power, and newly designed seating spaces to accommodate more travelers and improve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access.
I’m thrilled the El Paso International Airport is receiving Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding championed by Congressional Democrats,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “As the only federal representative for our region who advocated and voted for this funding bill, it remains my priority that these investments return to our community. By continuing to modernize the facility, invest in technology and infrastructure that puts El Paso International Airport at the forefront of the fight against climate change, and increase accessibility standards for all travelers, we are rising to meet the needs of passengers arriving and departing from our community and ensuring El Paso remains a reliable gateway to our region.
“We want to thank Congresswoman Escobar for her ongoing support of bringing federal investment to our community. Our advanced planning and preparation enabled us to propose important projects that were ready for federal grant opportunities such as this one. Our team is focused on anticipating the needs of tomorrow thereby helping us bring federal dollars to our community today,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.
The funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.
The infrastructure law was signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021.
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