LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas will receive nearly $10 million from two federal grants for projects that will help update the airport’s infrastructure and help reduce its carbon footprint. One of the grants will invest almost $7 million to rebuild and revamp the airport’s runway infrastructure, and the other grant will invest more than $3 million to help promote zero-emission vehicle use at the airport.
“Today, I’m proud to announce that Harry Reid International Airport will receive nearly $10 million dollars in federal funding to improve its runway infrastructure and help reduce its carbon footprint,” said Senator Rosen. “Nevada’s airports are critical to our state’s travel and tourism economy, and I will always continue working to make sure our airports have the resources they need.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in working to improve Nevada’s airports. She was part of a bipartisan group that negotiated the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, where she specifically helped write the section of the bill that included more than $58 million in funding for Nevada airports. Last year, Senator Rosen questioned airport CEOs during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation about what kind of investments airports needed to boost the travel industry.