Rep. Costa Announces $5 Million In Funding For Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Apr 8, 2009
Press Release
Funding Will Go To Rehabilitate The Airport’s Taxiway

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced that a total of $5 million has been released to Fresno Yosemite International Airport to rehabilitate their taxiway.  Funding was made available in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“More Valley residents are using Fresno Yosemite International Airport to start their vacation or business trip,” said Costa.  “These funds to rehab the taxiway are coming at an ideal time, as the airport is growing quickly and will allow for increases in passenger and airline capacity in the future.”

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided $1 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration to allocate to qualified airports on a discretionary basis.  Funding was distributed based on a project priority system that addressed airport safety, security, infrastructure, runway safety and increased capacity.