Rep. Titus Announces $16.4 Million to Harry Reid International for Zero Emissions and Infrastructure Projects
Washington, DC, August 30, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
The $16.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to Harry Reid International Airport includes two competitive grants, totaling $9.9 million, to make safety and operational improvements to the airfield and replace the airport’s fleet of diesel buses with electric buses.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and Co-Chair of the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, announced $16.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to Harry Reid International Airport. The funding includes two competitive grants, totaling $9.9 million, to make safety and operational improvements to the airfield and replace the airport’s fleet of diesel buses with electric buses.
These Airport Improvement Grants and an additional $6.5 million in formula funding were made possible through the FY22 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations package.
“I’m excited to announce this funding for Harry Reid International Airport which will support lowering emissions and improving vital infrastructure for the airport’s continued operations,” said Rep. Titus. “I will keep supporting projects like these that promote sustainable infrastructure improvements and advance low-emission vehicle technology as we welcome visitors from around the world to Southern Nevada.”
This grant funding will support two projects at Harry Reid International:
Project #1: LAS Runway Incursion Mitigation Projects and Rehabilitation of Runways 1/19: This Project will provide safety and operational improvements to the airfield which include geometric modifications to the existing pavements and installing additional in-pavement guard lights. The project also includes the rehabilitation of runway pavement that will extend the service life of the 1/19 runway complex and corresponding taxiways. On-site construction activities are expected to start around October 24, 2022, with an estimated completion date of September 21, 2023.
Project #2: Zero Emissions Vehicle/Infrastructure: This grant funding supports the first phase of the project to replace Harry Reid International’s fleet of diesel buses with electric buses. The first phase includes the purchase of 20 electric buses and 20 chargers. The funding provided by the FAA grant will cover four (4) electric buses and two (2) charging stations. The first phase order was confirmed by the manufacturer on August 3, 2022 and the current estimated time for delivery is 14-18 months (4th Qtr CY 2023 to 1st Qtr CY 2024).