Baucus, Tester: Four Montana airports to receive $5.45 million

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Four Montana communities will receive a total of $5.45 million to improve their airport runways, thanks to a federal grant announced today by Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester.

The following Montana airports are receiving grants:

  • $2.4 million for the Great Falls International Airport to rehabilitate a taxiway
  • $1 million for the Helena Regional Airport to repair taxiway lighting
  • $1.8 million for the White Sulphur Springs Airport to repair a runway
  • $250,000 for the Glacier Park Internal Airport to rehabilitate a taxiway

“This is great news for communities across Montana,” said Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.  “Montana’s a big state and we rely on air travel to do business, host visitors, and for medical care.  These dollars will go a long way.”

“This is a smart investment in basic infrastructure that will rebuild our economy,” said Tester, a member of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.  “This funding will pave the way for new opportunities for thousands of folks who live in and visit the Big Sky State.”

The $5.45 million comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation.