Minden-Tahoe Airport has received two Federal Aviation Administration grants for pavement maintenance totaling more than $600,000 this year. The airport now has received $2 million in grant money in the past two years, all for the repair and maintenance of airport asphalt.
The first grant awarded in 2013 is for $550,000 to repair and slurry seal taxiway delta and the adjacent ramp. The second was for $84,375 for engineering to complete the design for the repair of taxiways E, F and G at the airport. The county will request bids to complete the work.
The FAA also praised airport staffers’ work during the Bison fire. It stated that the operations team provided airport tours and operational briefings, helping controllers quickly adapt to a complex situation and ensuring a safe transition from an “uncontrolled airport” to a “controlled airport” concept.