Tester Secures $2.8 Million for Improvements at Billings Airport

Funding comes from the Senator’s own initiative within his bipartisan infrastructure law

As a direct result of his bipartisan infrastructure law, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $2,826,545 to reconstruct taxiway lighting and make other critical infrastructure updates at Billings-Logan International Airport.

This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is awarded through the Airport Infrastructure Grant at the Federal Aviation Administration. Tester negotiated the IIJA with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and President Biden, and was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to support the legislation.

“Billings is a growing city and the folks there deserve a safe and reliable airport to see their families and friends, run their businesses, and stay connected with the rest of the country,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured this funding through my bipartisan infrastructure law, and I’ll keep working to ensure Montana’s airports have the resources they need to thrive.”

Tester has led the charge to upgrade Montana’s airport infrastructure. He previously secured approximately $144 million for Montana’s airports through the IIJA, which will be awarded over five years between 2022 and 2026. This funding can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements. Tester has also led the effort to lower costs and expand access to reliable air service in rural communities. In May, Tester introduced his bipartisan Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act to increase flight options for travelers in rural America.