Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: U.S. DOT Grants Will Further MIA's Dedication to Aviation Safety and Customer Service

Aug 24, 2018
Press Release

MIAMI ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation issued two grants to Miami International Airport (MIA). MIA was awarded a $308,000 grant for equipment acquisition, as well as an $11 million grant to rehabilitate and expand the airport's apron.

“I am pleased the U.S. Department of Transportation continues to invest in Southern Florida's infrastructure. Miami International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports; just in 2017, the airport served 44.1 million passengers and over 413,000 flights. These grants will go a long way in furthering MIA's dedication to both aviation safety and customer service by reducing the risk of incidents and delays. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee, I am a vocal advocate for grants that provide for our local community and its visitors. I am grateful to Secretary Chao for giving MIA, LaBelle Municipal, and other local ports of entry with the resources to efficiently and effectively keep folks moving.”