Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement to mark the grand opening of the new 8,000 foot-long south runway at Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL):
“Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s new south runway is a gamechanger for South Florida and the entire region. I am proud to have been a part of a broad coalition of community leaders that worked over the past several years to secure the support necessary to realize this project. With nearly $250 million in federal funding and additional state resources, the new runway is a prime example of investing in our nation’s infrastructure to create new economic opportunities. It has already created over 10,500 new jobs and will inject $1.42 billion into the local and national economy. Furthermore, the increased airline traffic capacity will improve efficiency and the passenger experience, while also fostering greater tourism, trade, and local manufacturing.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.