April 6, 2021
The Honorable Pete Aguilar
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
RE: Support for San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) Runway Repair Project and Federal Funding Request
Dear Representative Aguilar,
On behalf of Inland Action, Inc., I am pleased to support the long-envisioned San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) Runway Repair Project. We were a proud supporter of the prior efforts ultimately leading to the $36 Million multi-year transformation of SBD Airport’s main runway in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which was successfully completed in 2005. Because SBIAA has worked with the FAA to address necessary advanced-planning, design, permitting, and bidding, this project is ready for execution once the remaining funding has been secured.
As regional stakeholders in the former Norton Air Force Base reuse efforts, we fully support the renewed efforts for Community Project Funding (CPF) requests. This proposed project helps protect the investments previously made in the main runway and airport, which in turn support a major source of economic development in the region. We believe this project will enhance and create new opportunities for growth, employment, and housing for many years to follow while also supporting the safety of the airport system and all that use it.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the airport as we continue to revitalize the former Norton Air Force Base for the long-term economic security of the region. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: 909-227-2604.
Carole Beswick, Chief Executive Officer