FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) took part in a federal aviation grant announcement at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and others.
“I want to thank Secretary Chao for recognizing the importance of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger. “DFW is a major reason why the metroplex has such strong growth and prosperity. That’s why I’m so pleased that the U.S. Department of Transportation is committing this important infrastructure funding.
“DFW International Airport is now one of the busiest airports in the world, transporting over 67 million customers every year. This grant will benefit not just the metroplex, but the nation as well. We all know how important infrastructure investment is to keep our nation’s vital systems running safely and efficiently. I know that the DFW team will make good use of this grant to ensure the airport will be ready for continued growth.”
NOTE: DFW Airport today received a $180 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the construction of two major taxiway complexes. The new taxiways will enable aircraft to reach their gates without waiting to cross other runways during busy periods. Work on the first taxiway is expected to begin in 2019, with construction of the second taxiway expected in 2021.