Jacky Rosen

11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 18:04

Rosen Secures Nearly $61 Million for Nevada Airports

Funding Comes From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rosen Helped Write & Pass

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that $60.9 million will be allocated to Nevada airports in 2024, including more than $46 million for Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, more than $6.9 million for Reno-Tahoe International Airport, nearly $1.9 million for Boulder City Municipal Airport, and more than $1 million for Elko Regional Airport. An additional 26 airports in Nevada received funding totaling more than $5 million.

This new funding comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grant Program authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Senator Rosen helped write the airport section of the infrastructure law, which is the source of this funding for Nevada's airports.

"Nevada's airports serve as gateways to our communities and our many world-class tourist destinations, boosting our travel and tourism economy," said Senator Rosen. "I was proud to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure this much-needed funding for Nevada's airports and help support our economy and jobs."

Senator Rosen, chair of the Senate subcommittee overseeing tourism, has been leading the fight to ensure Nevada's airports receive the funding they need to accommodate high volumes of visitors. Earlier this year, she introduced the Dependable Airport Classification Act to ensure small-to-medium-sized airports, like Reno-Tahoe International Airport, maintain access to federal funding. During a recent visit to Reno-Tahoe Airport, Rosen also urged the Department of Transportation to stand ready to receive the airport's application for federal funds for a terminal expansion project. Additionally, Senator Rosen secured $31 million for terminal improvements at Harry Reid International Airport.

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