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Rep. Leger Fernández Visits the Santa Fe Regional Airport to Discuss Impact of the Infrastructure Law

January 10, 2022

 

WASHINGTON Today, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, joined by City Councilor Chris Rivera and Regina Wheeler, City Public Works Director, visited and toured the Santa Fe Regional Airport. During the visit, the Congresswoman discussed the impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the airport’s local expansion, renovation, and five-year improvement plan.

New Mexico’s 46 airports will receive $18 million in FY22 federal funding from the Infrastructure Law that Congress recently passed.  Over the next seven years, New Mexico will receive $90 million. Specifically, the Santa Fe Municipal Airport will receive $1.6 million in FY22 funding. This funding is flexible and can be used to build and improve runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, terminals, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects.

“The Santa Fe Airport serves people from across northern New Mexico and is a key transportation hub for business, tourism and family travel. Patients are flown to urgent care, families reunited, and business meetings concluded because of this airport.  The facility, first built in 1957, needs updating and the $1.6 million we announced today can help with the current phase 1 improvements, and subsequent phases.  It can help pave the parking lot, increase the number of gates, and expand the footprint so we can accommodate an additional airline to serve our air travel needs. The plan keeps the unique and charming character of the airport while upgrading it to meet growing demand.  Congress and President Biden understand the importance of investing in our infrastructure to help our economy grow for decades to come.” said Leger Fernández.  “I am especially pleased that we included assistance for the smaller airports in my district - as each of these smaller airports serves the unique public health and economic needs of our rural residents.

The attached chart shows FY22 funding for airports in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district.

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

Formula Funding from Airport Infrastructure Grants:

State

LOCID

Airport Name

City

Total

NM

SAF

Santa Fe Municipal

Santa Fe

$                     1,615,005

NM

CVN

Clovis Municipal

Clovis

$                         295,000

NM

FMN

Four Corners Regional

Farmington

$                         295,000

NM

GUP

Gallup Municipal

Gallup

$                         159,000

NM

LAM

Los Alamos

Los Alamos

$                         159,000

NM

PRZ

Portales Municipal

Portales

$                         159,000

NM

RTN

Raton Municipal/Crews Field

Raton

$                         159,000

NM

SKX

Taos Regional

Taos

$                         159,000

NM

AXX

Angel Fire

Angel Fire

$                         110,000

NM

N19

Aztec Municipal

Aztec

$                         110,000

NM

CAO

Clayton Municipal Airpark

Clayton

$                         110,000

NM

E89

Conchas Lake

Conchas Dam

$                         110,000

NM

0E8

Crownpoint

Crownpoint

$                         110,000

NM

24N

Jicarilla Apache Nation

Dulce

$                         110,000

NM

E14

Ohkay Owingeh

Espanola

$                         110,000

NM

LVS

Las Vegas Municipal

Las Vegas

$                         110,000

NM

5V5

Shiprock Airstrip

Shiprock

$                         110,000

NM

S42

Springer Municipal

Springer

$                         110,000

NM

TCC

Tucumcari Municipal

Tucumcari

$                         110,000

NM

XNI

Andrew Othole Memorial

Zuni

$                    110,000

 

 

 

Total:

$ 4,320,005

A map and listing of funding for all airports can be seen online at faa.gov.

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