Tester Secures More Than $11 Million for Glacier International Airport
CARES Act and Airport Improvement Program funding will help expand terminal
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $11,245,807 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for Glacier International Airport to continue expansion of a new terminal.
“Montana is a big state, and many of our communities rely on our airports to feed local economies and keep folks connected,” said Tester. “During these uncertain times, we need to be investing in our transportation infrastructure so we’re prepared for the other end of this crisis. This grant will help Glacier International Airport ensure it’s able to continue serving the community and tourism economy for years to come.”
Tester has worked tirelessly to ensure that Montana airports are able to serve their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He recently urged the Trump Administration to provide robust assistance to the Airport Improvement Program and ensure local airports aren’t left behind in any new coronavirus aid packages. This summer, he secured nearly $74 million for more than 70 airports across Montana to cover operational expenses and development projects during the crisis.