Rosen Secures $7 Million for Reno-Tahoe Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project

Last Year, Senator Rosen Urged The U.S. Department of Transportation To Approve Application For Funding Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project Through Program She Created

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she secured $7 million for Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s terminal expansion project from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law she helped write and pass. Last year, Senator Rosen urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stand ready to receive Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s application. Since then, Senator Rosen and her office have been actively working with Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the U.S. Department of Transportation to push for this funding.

“Reno-Tahoe International Airport serves as a gateway to Northern Nevada, boosting our local economy and showcasing our state’s unique beauty,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have secured $7 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the airport’s terminal expansion project. I’ll always fight for Nevada’s travel industry and our tourism economy.”

“We are thankful to Senator Rosen for her leadership and the entire northern Nevada congressional delegation who has supported our efforts to secure federal funds to support the MoreRNO program,” said Daren Griffin, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “By modernizing our concourses and the central utility plant that supports it, we expect to improve efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing water consumption by 75%. This is a great first step on our way to bringing MoreRNO into reality for our community.”

Senator Rosen has worked to ensure Nevada’s airports receive their fair share of federal funding. As a lead author of the Airports section of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, she helped create the Airport Terminal Program to provide funding to help airports expand and rebuild their terminals. Last year, Senator Rosen announced that the Reno-Tahoe International Airport was set to receive more than $6.9 million in additional funding from the Airport Infrastructure Grant Program.