Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce $4.9 Million for Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field

April 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), along with U. S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), announce the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded over $4.9 million in federal funds to Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field.

“The investment in Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field will greatly benefit the Texarkana community and Arkansas as a whole,” said Rep. Westerman. “The FAA’s $4.9 million investment to reconstruct the terminal will be an important part of bolstering Southwest Arkansas‘s economy through commerce, tourism, and access.”

“Modernizing this terminal will help ensure we can meet the future needs of travelers in and around Texarkana. I’m proud to support infrastructure investments like this that encourage economic growth and development,” said Senator Boozman.

“Regional airports play a critical role in their local economies and serve as a gateway to the community,” said Senator Cotton. “This investment will help modernize the Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field and improve service for those traveling to southwest Arkansas.”

Background

The DOT, through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is distributing $4,960,000 to the Texarkana Airport Authority for the purpose of reconstructing its terminal building. This funding is awarded through the FAA’s second round of FY21 Airport Improvement Program grants.

The purpose of the Airport Improvement Program is for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.