Lofgren and Honda Announce $15.3 Million in Federal Grants for Mineta Airport

September 23, 2016
Press Release

SAN JOSE, C.A.Today, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) announced the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport will receive more than $15 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements and perimeter security through two U.S. Department of Transportation grants.

Of the two Airport Improvement Program grants,  $8,125,303 will be designated to install perimeter fencing following several incidents of security breaches at Mineta San Jose Airport over the past years. Last year, Lofgren and Honda helped secure an initial $3.4 million in federal funding for improved perimeter security at the airport.

An additional $7,200,614 will be used to rehabilitate the Airport's "apron" - the area where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded.

"I'm pleased to see another sizeable federal investment in Mineta San Jose International," said Lofgren. "By ensuring the airport's safety and by maintaining the critical infrastructure, we are taking steps to ensure that more businesses and travelers will choose Mineta as the gateway to the Valley."

"This funding will help make Mineta Airport one of the safest and most modern airports, and will create good-paying jobs," said Honda. "It is only fitting that the airport that serves the innovation capital of the world, Silicon Valley, should be cutting edge and able to attract new carriers and provide international flights."

Lofgren and Honda are strong supporters of the improvements and have been instrumental in securing past federal grants for Mineta San Jose International Airport. 

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