August 26, 2004

Wyden, Smith Announce $750,000 For Klamath FallsInternational Airport

Funds from Department of Transportation will help rehabilitate runway

Washington, DC U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) today announced that the City of Klamath Falls will receive $750,000 for a pavement study and rehabilitation of the runway at the Klamath Falls International Airport. These federal funds are being provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).This runway construction project will not only increase safety and convenience for many citizens in this region, but will contribute to the areas accessibility and economic growth now and in the future, said Wyden.The Klamath Falls Airport is an important link for businesses and residents in Klamath Falls and the surrounding region, said Smith. These funds are crucial to maintaining the airports current capabilities as well as expanding them to accommodate future cargo and passengers.The Klamath Falls Airport offers commercial air and general aviation services and is home to the Oregon Air National Guard 173rd Fighter Wing.