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September 28, 2015

Aguilar Announces Federal Funds to Upgrade Redlands Municipal Airport

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Redlands Municipal Airport over one hundred thousand dollars to install a runway lighting system to improve safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. The grant for Redlands Municipal Airport comes on the heels of similar investments in San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), which was awarded funds last week to renovate its taxiway.

“Investing in transportation and infrastructure plays a significant role in growing the Inland Empire economy. I’m glad to see federal funds going toward improving Redlands Municipal Airport and look forward to working with our state and local leaders to improve our roads, rails, bridges and air transportation for San Bernardino County families,” said Rep. Aguilar.

Redlands Mayor Paul Foster said, “We appreciate Congressman Aguilar’s continued support for the City of Redlands. This federal grant will assist the City as we continue to make improvements to the Redlands Municipal Airport, which is an asset to the City, its residents and local businesses as well as to the region’s transportation needs.”

Rep. Aguilar is a steadfast supporter of investing in transportation and infrastructure, making it a vital component in his Jobs Plan that he released earlier this year. He is an advocate for long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund and he’s a cosponsor of legislation to create a National Infrastructure Bank.