Tri-Cities Airport Receives Nearly $6 million FAA Grant for Pavement Rehabilitation

Tri-Cities Airport Receives Nearly $6 million FAA Grant
for Pavement Rehabilitation

Pasco, WA – The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) has been awarded a $5,891,841 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the second phase of a crucial infrastructure project. The grant will fund the reconstruction of over 4,000 square yards of the east general aviation apron and 8,000 feet of existing taxilane pavement that has been around since World War II. These improvements will help maintain the safety and efficiency of the airport’s operations.

“We are incredibly thankful to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as Congressman Dan Newhouse for their unwavering support in securing this grant for our airport,” said Buck Taft, Director of Tri-Cities Airport. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping us maintain and improve our facilities to better serve our passengers and the Tri-Cities community.”

This grant will go toward funding one of the multiple PSC improvement projects that are either currently in progress or recently completed. In 2023, Taxiway G was built in order to improve the experience of the airport’s general aviation users. That same year, work began on the Airport Business Park, Landside and Airside improvement project, which includes new taxiway and edge lights and adds an extension to Rickenbacker Drive that will bring in new sidewalks.

These projects all highlight the airport’s ongoing commitment to enhancing PSC’s infrastructure, ensuring it meets the needs of the growing Tri-Cities region for years to come.

About the Airport

Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) is the largest airport in the Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon region and the third largest air carrier airport in the state of Washington. With connections to several major hubs, the airport is served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Avelo, Delta, and United airlines. For more information about the airport, visit or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.