Tester Delivers More than $9 Million for Ennis-Big Sky Airport
$9,326,000 will fund safety, travel 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 $9,326,000 for the Ennis-Big Sky Airport.
The grant will fund a runway extension and safety improvement projects at the airport.
"Montanans rely on airports to support the economy, provide access to lifesaving flights, and connect families," said Tester, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Investing in local infrastructure will help support businesses in Madison and Gallatin Counties 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.
Tester also secured $350,000 to ease snow removal at the Ennis-Big Sky Airport last fall, part of the over $20 million in federal feuding Tester helped secure for Montana airports in 2018.
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.