City of Brownsville’s Airport Awarded $1.4m Grant


The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) was awarded a $1.4M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on August 23, 2022. Image for illustration purposes. Bgd image source:  googlemaps
The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) was awarded a $1.4M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on August 23, 2022. Image for illustration purposes. Bgd image source: googlemaps

Texas Border Business

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) was awarded a $1.4M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on August 23, 2022.  This reimbursable grant will provide the funding needed to complete the new Brownsville Terminal which opened in 2021.

“Thank you to Senator John Cornyn who notified us of the wonderful news. This grant will assist in finalizing the new airport infrastructure and encourage travel and tourism to our great city.  These enhancements will help our area continue to thrive,” said Mayor Trey Mendez. 

Through this reimbursable federal funding, two passenger boarding bridges have already been replaced with a newer model.  This grant funds will also support the final phase of an installation of a second boarding bridge in the airport’s terminal. 

“Thanks to the senator’s efforts and the FAA’s coordination, this grant funds state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges that were installed in the new passenger terminal. These partnerships are critical to the continued improvement of the passenger experience for the community, said Bryant Walker, Director of Aviation. 

This award will be distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an organization that strives to provide the safest and most efficient aerospace systems in the world.  The organization has awarded billions of dollars to U.S. airports to assist in economic assistance to any airport that falls under the national airport system, including all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and some public-owned general aviation airports.



Source link