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November 03, 2016

Aguilar Joins Community to Celebrate Ontario Airport Transfer

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Inland Empire community members for a signing ceremony commemorating the transfer of the Ontario International Airport from the Los Angeles World Airports. The event hosted community members and public officials, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and fellow Inland Empire Representatives Ken Calvert and Norma Torres, among others.

Rep. Aguilar said, “Securing the transfer of Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles is critical for our region and is a significant step forward for the Inland Empire’s transportation and infrastructure networks. As we continue to expand and as communities develop, it’s important for San Bernardino County to have local control and autonomy over its transportation system.”

Rep. Aguilar has been a vocal supporter of local control of Ontario International Airport, and cosponsored Rep. Ken Calvert’s (R-Corona) legislation, H.R. 4369, which helped facilitate the transfer. Investing in Inland Empire transportation and infrastructure has been a priority of Rep. Aguilar’s since taking office last year, and is why he has supported a number of bills that would increase investments in local roads, rails and bridges, and why he has supported numerous federal grants to bring funds back to the Inland Empire to assist local infrastructure projects.