WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced two federal grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for local airports in Skagit County. The Skagit Regional Airport will receive $73,675 and the Anacortes Airport will receive $298,675. Both grants will fund safety improvements.
“In Washington state, transportation means jobs. The Skagit Regional and Anacortes airports are central to the region’s economy, helping move people and products safely and efficiently,” Larsen said. “As the top Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, I am fighting for robust transportation funding so we can continue investing in projects like these that contribute to a strong economic foundation. Smart infrastructure investments create jobs and improve safety for pilots, passengers and nearby communities.”
“We are appreciative of the support and leadership that Congressman Larsen has shown to the Port of Skagit and the surrounding region,” said Patsy Martin, Executive Director for the Port of Skagit. “He truly believes in supporting infrastructure like the Skagit Regional Airport that serves as the basis for many businesses and good jobs.”
“The Anacortes Airport is a vital link for commerce in Skagit and San Juan Counties and the surrounding area. This FAA grant will help make important safety upgrades to the airport so it can continue to serve as an economic driver for the region. We appreciate Congressman Larsen’s continued support for local aviation infrastructure,” said Dan Worra, Port of Anacortes, Executive Director.