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Two Oregon airports get a combined $15 million in federal funding

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(The Center Square) – Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) and Portland International Airport (PDX) will receive $15.2 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Specifically, the money comes from the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Airport Terminal Grants program.

“PDX and RDM are hubs for many travelers on the move,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, said in a statement. “These federal investments will support ADA accessibility within these airports, increase energy efficiency, and ensure folks are able to move safely between planes and boarding bridges—the critical infrastructure that we rely on when flying in Oregon and beyond.”

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, expressed a similar sentiment.

“You can’t have a big-league economy without big-league infrastructure,” Wyden said. “Well-functioning and welcoming airports are vital for economic growth and for the small businesses in every corner of the state that depend on tourism dollars to keep their doors open.”

Redmond Municipal Airport is getting $7 million to help fund its terminal building expansion project.

And Portland International Airport is getting $8.2 million to fund the replacement of nine Passenger Boarding Bridges.

“We’re committed to a PDX that operates sustainably and is safe and welcoming to everyone who passes through it,” Port of Portland’s Executive Director Curtis Robinhold said. “Today’s investment will allow us to double down on that commitment for the new PDX, with new passenger boarding bridges that are safe, reliable, energy-efficient, and accessible for all passengers.”

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