Lofgren, Honda & Eshoo announce $1.2 million for Mineta San Jose International Airport

August 20, 2014
Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA – U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D- San Jose), Mike Honda (D- San Jose) and Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) today announced nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, will fund the extension of the sterile corridor at gates 17 and 18 in the terminal building, needed to accommodate increased air carrier service at the airport. 

"I'm so pleased to see another sizeable federal investment in Mineta San Jose International," said Lofgren. "It's clear that projects like these not only put people to work and boost our local economy and infrastructure, but they enhance the qualities that make our airport the most attractive gateway of choice for travelers, airlines and businesses in Silicon Valley."

"Mineta San Jose International Airport serves the 10th largest city in America, and the capital of our innovation economy-Silicon Valley," said Honda. "By increasing the number of gates capable of handling international passengers, this project will enable Mineta Airport to attract new carriers and offer new international flights. Expanding international service at the airport will provide more options for area travelers, facilitate international business and tourist travel to the San Jose area, and boost our local economy. I'm pleased that federal funding is helping to make this project happen."

"Silicon Valley's booming economy has added strain on our transportation infrastructure," said Eshoo. "There are more cars on our roads, more passengers on Caltrain, and more air traffic at Mineta San Jose International. I welcome this federal investment at Mineta San Jose International Airport. It will help us meet our growing transportation needs and spur even greater economic growth."

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