Redmond airport

An Aha! jet departs from Redmond Airport to Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Nov. 5. The connection is the most recent added to the airport’s lineup.

Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., announced this week that Roberts Field in Redmond will receive $3.6 million for airport improvements over the next fiscal year. The Bend airport will receive $763,000.

In total, Oregon’s airports are to receive $42.2 million over the next fiscal year from the landmark bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to address safety improvements to runways and taxiways, modernize aging terminals, and reduce aircraft noise near airports.

As chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, DeFazio played an instrumental role in getting this bill signed into law, according to a press release.

“The funding announced by the Federal Aviation Administration will help fund upgrades to airports across Oregon, both large and small,” said Rep. DeFazio. “I’m pleased the Biden administration is moving swiftly to get our state and the nation the resources needed to rebuild.

As Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will continue my work with the Biden administration to ensure we implement this new law and secure much-needed funding to make Oregon’s airports safer, greener, and less congested.”

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