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McAllen airport awarded $2 million in federal funds

August 2, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the city of McAllen $2.6 million in funding from the Airport Improvement Grant to use toward improving the safety and infrastructure of the McAllen Miller International Airport.

“The McAllen International Airport is the gateway to the world for all traveling to and from our city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “With these funds, the city of McAllen will be able to invest in the necessary improvements to keep our airport competitive and modern.”

According to news releases issued Tuesday from the city and the office of U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, the congressman helped secure the funding in Congress to finance repairs for the airport’s terminals.

“With these improvements, more businesses and travelers will continue to take off and land in the 15th District of Texas,” Gonzalez said. “I look forward to seeing our airport and the surrounding communities in Hidalgo County thrive.”

For the complete story, visit themonitor.com Thursday.