The Reno-Tahoe International Airport will see some improvements to the aircraft parking ramps thanks to a $3.5 million dollar federal grant - which the airport says will help the local economy.
"This helps us to continue to bring $2 billion a year to the local economy, this is a parking area in one the busiest sections of the airport where our commercial aircraft embark and disembark passengers so in order to continue to bring people to the community, you've got to have those ramps work," says airport spokesman Brian Kulpin.
Kulpin says construction should begin around late summer, stop for the winter and then wrap up next year.
Passengers should see some construction crews working outside.
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Senator Harry Reid released this statement regarding the grant:
"Northern Nevada is home to some of our nation's great sites and attractions. More travelers coming through Northern Nevada will boost the economy, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport must be able to properly welcome future visitors. This funding will enable the airport to make the necessary updates to its facility so it can be prepared for a successful future."
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:16 AM EDT2013-05-25 06:16:04 GMT
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