Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Speaks at Immokalee TIGER Grant Event

Mar 29, 2018
Press Release

IMMOKALEE – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) offered remarks at an event highlighting Collier County’s recently awarded TIGER grant for Immokalee’s Complete Streets project. Diaz-Balart is the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, which provides funding so that the Department of Transportation can select TIGER grant awardees.

“As Transportation Appropriations Chairman, my Subcommittee provides funding for the TIGER program, and I am glad to see the money is going to good use right here in Florida. The Complete Streets project we are celebrating today will enhance bicycle and pedestrian networks. It will also provide for the installation of street lighting and the construction of new bus shelters, making our community safer and more accessible. I thank Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for recognizing the need and awarding this critical grant to revitalize Immokalee. I look forward to continue working with County Commissioner Bill McDaniel and other local leaders in seeing this project through.”

Earlier this month, Diaz-Balart and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER grant announcement. 

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Congressman Diaz-Balart offers remarks at Immokalee TIGER grant event.

Congressman Diaz-Balart pictured with County Commissioner Bill McDaniel and the team from Collier County who wrote the winning TIGER grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.