US Senate News:
Source: United States Senator for Washington Maria Cantwell
3 Washington State Airports Receive Federal Infrastructure Improvement Grants
Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, Ephrata Municipal, and Ocean Shores Municipal each receive funding made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that funding from the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program is on the way to three Washington state airports. The funding was made available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which made historic investments in the nation’s air travel system.
Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport is receiving $1,045,754 to help pay for a new terminal building. This grant funds the eighth phase, which consists of baggage sorting and delivery areas.
Ephrata Municipal Airport is receiving $159,000 to reconstruct 275 feet of the existing Taxiway A2 pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.
Ocean Shores Municipal Airport is receiving $110,000 to remove tree and shrub obstructions from the Runway 33 approach path.
When statewide grant recipients were announced in December, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, made the following statement.
“Washington airports are continuing to grow, and getting much-needed infrastructure dollars to help secure future capacity is important.”
Last year, Senator Cantwell worked to include $25 billion nationwide for airport infrastructure improvements in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The AIG program specifically aims to modernize the nation’s infrastructure through capital investment in airports. AIG funds can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.