July 17, 2007
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign of Nevada announced more than $5 million in funding to upgrade airports, primarily throughout rural Nevada.
“This is important funding for Nevada to upgrade their facilities,” said Reid. “Among other things, this money will help these airports grow, become more accessible, and improve safety. Growing up in the rural town of Searchlight, I recognize the significant impact rural airports provide for our communities.”
“Rural airports play an important role in helping local communities sustain and improve their economies,” said Ensign. “Many smaller airports throughout Nevada are in need of costly safety and regulatory upgrades, and these grants provide the necessary funds for these infrastructure improvements.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation will award grants to the following Nevada airports: