Tester Delivers More Than $3 Million for Roundup Airport
$3,876,000 to fund safety, apron improvements
(U.S. Senate) - As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT by investing in critical infrastructure improvements, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured $3,876,000 for the Roundup Airport.
The grant will fund safety improvements and repair the apron at the airport.
"Rural Montana relies on airports to support the economy, provide better access for life saving flights, and connect families," said Tester, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Investing in local infrastructure will help support businesses in Musselshell County and get folks where they need to go."
Tester was the only member of Montana's delegation to vote for the bipartisan budget agreement that provided this funding through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). He helped secure more than $20 million in AIP grants for Montana's airports last year.
Tester has made it a priority to reinvest in Montana's infrastructure. He secured funding to continue Essential Air Service at seven Montana airports and support for long-distance rail service in February's government funding deal, and is pushing members on both sides of the aisle to work together to pass a comprehensive infrastructure package to repair roads, invest in air travel, and improve access to broadband in Montana.