Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Announces $552,500 Grant for Kendall-Tamiami Airport

Apr 22, 2008
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) announced that Miami-Dade County was awarded $552,500.00 for the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport Runway Extension Project.  

“The Kendall-Tamiami Airport is an integral part of our community’s economy, as it continues to provide a much needed service to many,” said Diaz-Balart. "These funds are vital for the improvement of this Airport so that it may continue to expand its services and create more jobs in our community.”

The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, provides federal funding for a construction project to extend the existing runway to provide necessary takeoff length. 

“I will continue supporting Miami-Dade County in this endeavor and will advocate to obtain federal funds for the completion of the project.”