Francis Rooney: Federal Funds Coming to Southwest Florida Airports

This week, a  congressman showcased $12 million in federal funds headed to help airports in Southwest Florida.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sending grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport.

The funds come from the Airport Improvement Program and matched under the $2.2 federal stimulus that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of March.

“I would like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA for awarding our area Airports with over $12 million in grants secured by the Airport Improvement Program with funds matched by the CARES Act,” Rooney said. “These funds will be used to improve infrastructure, improve punctuality, and provide a more comfortable and hassle-free experience for travelers. These enhancements will improve the Southwest Florida Economy by increasing tourism and business travel.”

First elected to Congress in 2016, Rooney is not running for a third term this year.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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