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Tester Announces Nearly $9 Million for Job-Creating Airport Infrastructure


June 7, 2017

Senator Secures #ConnectMT Resources for 20 Local Airports Across Montana.

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today, as part of his ongoing efforts to strengthen the state’s infrastructure and #ConnectMT, that 20 Montana airports will receive a total of nearly $9 million to expand and update, and improve their facilities.

“When you live in Big Sky Country, sometimes you’ve got to fly to get you where you’re going,” said Tester, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “That’s why responsibly investing in Montana’s airports is so important, because air travel supports good-paying jobs, our tourism economy, our businesses, and our Big Sky way of life.”

The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program which provides grants to airports across the country looking to improve or expand their facilities. The specific allocation of grants is as follows:

• Havre City-County Airport - $1,216,934

o To update a runway and improve its aircraft maintenance area.

• Big Sandy Airport - $75,863

o To upgrade its electrical system, replace navigational equipment and improve its aircraft maintenance area.


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