Tag: tampa international airport

Kathy Castor: Tampa International Airport Getting $21.7 Million in Federal Funds

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that $21,711,252 in new federal funds under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are headed to Tampa International Airport: “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help...

Kathy Castor: DOT Needs to Invest in Tampa International Airport

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., called on U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg to replace the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower at Tampa International Airport. Castor wrote Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson...

Ashley Moody Unveils Human Trafficking Awareness Signs at Tampa International Airport

This is the second year in a row Florida is hosting the Super Bowl. According to police reports from the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami, 47 human trafficking related arrests were made, which lead to the rescue of 22 victims. Law enforcement officials anticipate similar trafficking efforts to take place this year in Tampa.

Tampa International Airport Getting $81 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

Castor said on Tuesday that the airport will receive the funds through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act" which included around $10 billion for “airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.”
Ron Desantis

Ron DeSantis Announces Funds to Reconstruct Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced $1.4 billion for the transportation project. 

Two Florida Airports Ranked Among Top 10 in America

Last week, Condé Nast Traveler published its annual Reader's Choice awards for the Best Airports in America. Two airports in Florida made the top 10 list as Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) ranked eighth and Tampa International Airport (TPA) ranked sixth.

Florida Infrastructure Could Be Paid For By Airline Passengers

Several polls have shown that voters from across the political spectrum are ready to improve America’s infrastructure--but there are questions about how it will be paid for.

Charlie Crist: Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Contains $7 Million for Tampa International Airport

Crist’s office stressed the importance of the funds to help upgrade security while, on Thursday, the congressman praised the airport for relying on its own funds to upgrade its security after the 9/11 attacks.
Ron Desantis

With Legislature Fighting On Visit Florida Funding, Ron DeSantis Calls for Investing in Tourism

“I was happy to visit Tampa International Airport today to discuss the role that tourism plays in generating economic development to Florida,” said DeSantis. “This industry has never been stronger, and the benefits of tourism to our state are shared by every Floridian.”