U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $409,193 in funding for critical construction upgrades for airports in Kalispell and Thompson Falls.
“Montana’s airports help keep our communities connected and are critical to keeping Montana a top travel destination for tourists,” Daines stated.
The following grants were awarded today by the U.S. Department of Transportation:
Glacier Park International Airport: $302,993
Thompson Falls Airport: $106,200
Daines secured the following provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization:
- Airport Improvement Program (AIP) dollars which build and maintain Montana’s critical aviation infrastructure such as runways.
- Secured language that ensures if airports see a decrease in enplanements for a year, they don’t lose AIP dollars.
- Daines has also engaged the FAA to expedite grants to northern states with short construction seasons.