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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson Announces $15 Million in Federal Funding for Napa Airport

Jun 15, 2018
Press Release
Funds will be used to repair and repave critical runway

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded Napa County $15 million in federal funding for runway repairs at the Napa County Airport.

“The Napa County Airport is an important driver of local jobs and our local economy and I am proud to announce $15 million in federal funding for critical runway repairs,” said Thompson. “Ensuring we are maintaining and upgrading our infrastructure is vital to the economic success of our entire district, and I will continue working with local, state, and federal partners to ensure projects like this one have all the resources they need to succeed.”

"The Napa County Airport runway has been in service without any major renovation since the early 1940s, when it was built as part of the war effort by the War Department. This funding improves the infrastructure for the future and aligns with our long-term maintenance goals,” said Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos. “We are grateful for the support of the FAA to elevate our runway standards and ensure continued safety and level of service."

These federal funds will be used to repair and repave the airport’s longest runway that was constructed over 70 years ago. Improvements will allow the airport to continue serving the community and ensure its safety for air travel.

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Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.