Wyden, Merkley announce $14 Million for Five Oregon Airports

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that airports in Hillsboro, Albany, Klamath Falls, Bend and Grants Pass will receive a combined $14.3 million in federal grants for facility improvements and aviation training.

“Quality of life throughout Oregon requires secure and reliable movement of products and the people who transport those goods,” Wyden said. “These transportation resources will help to provide much-needed safety and dependability improvements for airports serving Oregonians living and working in and around Hillsboro, Albany, Klamath Falls, Bend and Grants Pass.”

“In this day and age, high-quality reliable airport service is critical to creating jobs and growing local economies,” said Merkley. “We need to make sure that smaller communities aren’t left behind in this global era. These grants will help support crucial air service in communities throughout our state.”

The total of $14.3 million in federal Transportation Department grants will be distributed as follows:

  • $12.3 million for the Hillsboro Airport
  • $950,000 for the Albany Municipal Airport
  • $620,000 for the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport
  • $279,249 for the Bend Municipal Airport
  • $150,000 for the Grants Pass Airport

A web version of this release is available here.