The City of San Marcos was among 11 entities in the state who were cleared to receive airport funds today by the Texas Transportation Commission.
The city may receive about $380,000 for engineering and design work at the San Marcos Municipal Airport, estimated Texas Department of Transportation staff. The precise funding will depend on a future agreement executed between TxDOT and the city. The commission on Thursday authorized its staff to enter into such agreements with all 11 entities, for state and federal funding totaling an estimated $5,201,795.
The size of the city’s award came in fourth behind Tejas Avco Inc. ($2,190,281 for pavement improvements to the Houston Southwest Airport), the City of Smithville ($557,610 for pavement improvements to the Smithville Crawford Municipal Airport), and the City of Nacogdoches ($420,000 for engineering/design and pavement improvements to the A L Mangham Junior Regional Airport).
The San Marcos City Council in October approved a capital improvements plan calling for $12,830,000 worth of airport improvements in the next three years, though funding is allocated year-by-year.
City of San Marcos airport projects, including FY 2011
Texas Transportation Commission agenda item authorizing airport grantsEmail | Print
The thing that bothers me about this is they spend a fortune on design studies and like nonsense that goes straight to some engineering firm.
We aren’t launching a space shuttle here.
We are improving some pavement for crying out loud!!!
This is what makes engineering firms rich.