September 14, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the Stillwater Regional Airport was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $4.5 million for the completion of two taxiway projects that will enhance the ability of American Airlines to provide commercial service at Stillwater Regional Airport.
“As a pilot, I know the value of Oklahoma’s regional airports to our state and the importance of maintaining them in the best condition possible. These improvements will enhance transportation safety and I appreciate the work of Gary Johnson and the entire Stillwater community for their efforts to secure federal and state grants for this project,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Economic growth begins with infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing the benefit this project will have on the city and the surrounding region by enhancing passenger service and general aviation activity.”
“We are very excited about the federal and state funding for the completion of the Runway 17-35 Parallel Taxiway and bypass taxiway project at Stillwater Regional Airport,” Gary Johnson, Airport Director of Stillwater Regional Airport, said. “The construction of these two areas of pavement to meet FAA design standards will be critical to the safety of operations for our airline, general aviation and corporate partners. Senator Inhofe has provided vital support during Stillwater’s quest for airline service, and his leadership has been instrumental in securing funding for airport projects for Stillwater and across the state of Oklahoma.”