Press Release

Congressman Cuellar Announces Historic Funding for Transportation Projects in Atascosa County

Washington | Dana Youngentob, DC Press Secretary (202-340-9148), October 14, 2022
  • Atascosa Trans

Pleasanton, TX-Today, U.S. Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced $45,769,108 in transportation funding for Atascosa County. The funds are authorized through the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), which is the state’s 10-year plan to guide the development of transportation work across the state. The San Antonio transportation district, which includes Atascosa County, will be letting $319,872,457 in construction funding in fiscal year 2023.

“I was proud to have helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which is helping create millions of jobs across the country and helping repair and modernize our transportation systems,” said Congressman Cuellar, a senior member on the House Appropriations Committee. “This historic funding for transportation projects will help us make our roads and highways in Atascosa County more efficient and safer for drivers in the community. By investing in our county’s infrastructure we can ensure public safety and that our communities will continue to grow and prosper. I want to thank Judge Hurley and the rest of the public officials in Atascosa County for recognizing the infrastructural needs in our communities.”

“We are excited to learn about the possibility of grant monies to improve our city and county roads and look forward to hearing more details,” said Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley.

To date, Texas has been awarded $8 billion in funding for 260 projects through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including:

1. $5.2 billion for highways

2. $645 million for public transportation improvements

3. $345 million for airports 

4. $60 million for new EV charging stations

 

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