July 01, 2024

Wyden, Merkley Announce Federal Investment of More Than $2.3 Million in Oregon’s Rural Airports

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides federal funds for airports in Christmas Valley, Scappoose, Hermiston, Ontario, Tillamook, Lakeview, North Bend and Bend

Washington D.C.—Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced a federal investment of more than $2.3 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for eight rural airports throughout Oregon. 

“From timely access to lifesaving medicines, to opportunities for small businesses to deliver their goods quickly, rural airports are often the lifeblood of small communities throughout the state,” Wyden said. “I am gratified that my work on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to generate much-needed support for Oregon communities to flourish in every nook and cranny of the state.”     

"Oregon's regional airports serve as vital hubs for our communities – supporting local businesses, connecting travelers to world-class recreational opportunities, and providing essential lifelines during natural disasters," Merkley said. "These federal investments will modernize infrastructure at airports across Oregon, ensuring safety and fostering economic success in our state." 

The investments from the Federal Aviation Administration in Oregon airports are as follows:
·         Christmas Valley, Christmas Valley Park and Recreation District: $345,000
·         Scappoose, Port of Columbia County: $341,429
·         Hermiston, City of Hermiston: $182,786
·         Ontario, City of Ontario: $128,852
·         Tillamook, Port of Tillamook Bay: $274,180
·         Lakeview, Lake County: $274,180
·         North Bend, Coos County Airport District: $609,290
·         Bend; City of Bend: $182,786