EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Airport will be receiving $2.5 million in Department of Transportation grants for safety enhancements.
Airport staff said the money will go towards the replacement of an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle. It will also be going towards the acquisition of new snow-removal equipment, which staff said will be slow blowers and brooms.
"We take safety very seriously, and when we can have federal funds to help us improve our safety, we take advantage of that,” said Tim Doll, the airport director.
A couple of other airports in our area will be benefiting from DOT grants as well.
The Corvallis Municipal Airport will receive nearly $8 million to rehabilitate more than half a mile of runway lighting systems, enhance airfield operations in low-visibility conditions, and reconstruct runway and taxiway pavement.
The Albany Municipal Airport will also be seeing a grant of $950,000. This will be used to rehabilitate pavement on the airport’s runway.
More than $11 million in grants went to five airports in the state of Oregon.