Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Announces DOT Grant to Rehabilitate LaBelle Municipal Airport

Aug 23, 2018
Press Release

LABELLE ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that LaBelle Municipal Airport was awarded a $769,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant.

“As Chairman of the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee, I am pleased to announce this Department of Transportation grant that will improve LaBelle Municipal Airport’s infrastructure. The funds will go towards rehabilitating the apron, where passengers and cargo are loaded onto and off planes servicing the airport. This project will provide for a safer and smoother experience for aircraft operators and passengers traveling through LaBelle. I thank Secretary Chao for recognizing the need for this rehabilitation at LaBelle Municipal Airport and I look forward to continue working with her to enhance and update Southern Florida’s ports and transit systems.”