U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $7.2 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 10 airports in Wyoming. Riverton Regional Airport (RRA) is one of the 10 Wyoming airports selected to receive funds.
According to the announcement, RRA will receive two separate grants, one for $150,000 to purchase or repair an emergency generator and a second for $200,000 to fund repairing a taxiway.
This investment in Wyoming’s airports is part of a $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports. “This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
The other Wyoming airports receiving funds include:
- Casper/Natrona County International Airport—two separate grants, one for $253,911 to fund renovating and expanding a snow removal equipment building and another for $850,000 to fund the purchase of snow removal equipment
- Yellowstone Regional Airport—$1,441,029 to fund building an access road, and building/improving a parking lot
- Dixon Airport—$183,000 to fund runway repairs
- Evanston-Uinta County Burns Field—$317,429 to fund rebuilding an apron
- Jackson Hole Airport—$2,764,003 to fund repairing an access road
- Pine Bluffs Municipal Airport—$181, 865 to fund construction of a terminal building and building/improving a hanger
- Powell Municipal Airport—$621,390 to fund building a taxiway
- Hot Springs County Airport—$169,386 to fund a new airport master plan or study
- Worland Municipal Airport—$155,867 to fund widening a taxiway
You can find the full press release by clicking here.