July 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Infrastructure Improvement Grants for Nevada Airports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for awarding a total of $4,998,518 in grants to help fund infrastructure improvement projects at five Nevada airports.  

“I am thankful that the Department of Transportation continues to prioritize the revitalization of Nevada’s airports. These funds will help improve the runways and taxiways at airports across our state, ensuring that Nevadans living in rural communities and those in the Carson-Tahoe basin have access to safe, state of the art transportation facilities.”


The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grant funding to airports across the country in order to strengthen our nation’s aviation infrastructure. Airports are awarded funding based on their passenger volume and demonstrated project needs.

The grant funds will be awarded as follows:

  • $845,000 to Carson Airport to rehabilitate taxiways and access roads and update weather reporting equipment.
  • $2,361,330 to Tonopah Airport to reconstruct and rehabilitate taxiways.
  • $1,000,000 to Fallon Municipal Airport to reconstruct the taxiway’s apron pavement.
  • $150,000 to Alamo Landing Field  to rehabilitate taxiways and runways.
  • $642,188 to Minden-Tahoe Airport to construct a new taxiway and rehabilitate existing runways.