Gardner Announces FAA Grants for Rural Colorado Airports

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Montrose Regional Airport and Colorado Plains Regional Airport in Akron will receive grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

According to a release from the Department of Transportation, Montrose Regional Airport will receive $224,349 to “fund the acquisition of 3.68 acres of land to enable the airport to control land use within the runway protection zone for Runway 13,” and the Colorado Plains Regional Airport will receive $120,000 to “fund a new vertical/visual guidance system, precision approach pathway indicator, on Runway 11 to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway end.”

“I’m pleased the FAA has awarded grants to two rural Colorado airports,” said Gardner. “These funds will be used for important airport upgrades and will benefit the communities these airports serve. I’ll continue to advocate for all Coloradans at the federal level and ensure our localities receive the necessary resources to best serve their communities.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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