September 24, 2015
Aguilar Announces $1.3 Million Grant to Renovate San Bernardino International Airport
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD). The funds will go toward repairing and updating 22,300 feet of taxiway to ensure safe conditions for departing and arriving aircraft, and for airport personnel. Located on the former site of the Norton Air Force Base, SBD today primarily serves cargo and private aircraft.
“I’m glad the FAA made this critical investment in San Bernardino International Airport,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “Improving our roads, rails, bridges and air transportation is key to getting our regional economy back on track and connecting the Inland Empire with the rest of the state and country.”
SBIAA Commission President, Mayor Carey Davis said, “We extend our utmost appreciation to the Federal Aviation Administration who worked closely with SBIAA to ensure that this important airport improvement project received the attention and funding it deserved.”
Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) and SBD International Airport Executive Director, Michael Burrows added, “This FAA grant will increase the lifespan of SBD’s taxiway system, ensuring continued reliability in SBD’s first-class facilities for aviation users and the traveling public.”
Since taking office in January, Rep. Aguilar has prioritized investing in transportation and infrastructure, making it a central component of his Jobs Plan. He cosponsored legislation to create a National Infrastructure Bank and is a tireless advocate for long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund.