February 21, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $2 Million in FAA Funding for Nevada Airports

Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for awarding $2,137,500 in grants for renovations and updates to the master plans of several Nevada airports. 

“Our airport infrastructure is key to the Silver State’s economy, and to the health of our rural communities.” said the Senators. “We are committed to maintaining and improving our state’s transportation infrastructure. These grants to Nevada airports will help to improve our state’s economy by increasing travel and tourism.”

BACKGROUND:

This funding for Nevada airports is in addition to $26 million in FAA grants that Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen announced for Reno-Tahoe Airport for ongoing renovation of its runways. Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen both provided critical support for the development and passage of the bipartisan 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill. The legislation authorized a total of $96.7 billion in funding for federal aviation infrastructure, safety and research programs over five years. Senator Cortez Masto supported the legislation in the Senate, and then-Congresswoman Jacky Rosen supported it in the House of Representatives.

The FAA grants will go to the following projects:

  • $806,250 to North Las Vegas Airport to update the airport master plan to study the future needs of the airport;
  • $562,500 to the state of Nevada to reevaluate the air transportation needs of the state as a whole;
  • $468,750 to Silver Springs Airport to expand the apron;
  • $300,000 to Yerington Municipal Airport to update the airport master plan.

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