The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a grant of approximately $500,000 for the Pearland Regional Airport. Funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including signage, fencing, safety, and security improvements.
"General aviation is a vital industry to our state's economic growth," Representative Ed Thompson said. "I'm so pleased that Pearland Regional Airport is being recognized for their contribution and being given the opportunity to expand its impact."
Project costs will be funded through the Clover Acquisition Corporation and the Texas Department of Transportation's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system.
"Providing this funding to the Pearland Regional Airport is key to supporting area aviation," added Laura Ryan, Texas Transportation Commissioner. "This is a vibrant facility that plays an important economic role in the local community."
Representative Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) is currently serving in his third term in the Texas House of Representatives and his district encompasses Pearland, Alvin, Manvel, Brookside Village, Hillcrest, Liverpool, and portions of Iowa Colony and Rosharon. He is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Environmental Regulation and serves as a member of the House Committee on Transportation.