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 $10,371,986 in airport infrastructure grants to help make improvements to five Nevada airports.
“Nevada’s airports connect our communities and keep our tourism economy moving. Improving runways, taxiways and terminals will help reduce airport congestion at major hubs like McCarran International Airport and support the maintenance and expansion of airports in rural communities. I will continue to work to ensure Nevada receives the federal funds necessary to support our state’s continued growth.”
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:
- $8,056,974 to McCarran International Airport to construct a 2,600 foot runway extension that will help reduce airfield congestion.
- $1,741,762 to Boulder City Municipal Airport to extend taxiways and replace outdated electrical wiring.
- $50,000 to Winnemucca Municipal Airport to acquire additional land for runway usage.
- $300,000 to Alamo Landing Field Airport to update the existing airport master plan.
- $223,250 to Eureka Airport for the purchase of new snow removal equipment.