Vancouver’s Pearson Field is set to receive $159,000 in federal infrastructure funding to improve its safety, security and volume.
“Washington state’s airports are absolutely vital to our regional economies and this long overdue infrastructure investment will help keep passengers on planes and shipments in the skies, while also cutting harmful emissions,” Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in a statement.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said the funding is essential for securing airport capacity.
More than $71 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law will be distributed to airports statewide. Funding amounts are calculated on a formula basis by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.
The bipartisan infrastructure law invests $25 billion nationwide to repair airports and address environmental concerns through future upgrades. Specifically, funds can be used to improve runways and taxiways, airfield lighting and terminals.