Transportation and Infrastructure

Across Montana’s 56 counties, our state’s roads, bridges, railways, pipelines, waterways and runways are vital to the prosperity of local communities. Our state’s transportation system promotes economic growth and secures our quality and way of life in Montana, but especially across our rural communities. As Chair of the Senate Western Caucus, I’ve pushed hard for strong and secure infrastructure across our state and I will continue to do so to drive economic growth.

Daines Secures Over $1.8 Million to Support Disabled Adults, MT Housing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,820,929 will be directed towards supporting disabled adults and Montana public housing during the Coronavirus pandemic.  “It is important we have the resources needed to support those with disabilities who are at a high risk for Coronavirus and to protect the health of Montanans in public housing during this pandemic,” Daines said. “I’m glad to have fought for these critical funds and I will continue working to ensure all Montanans have the resources needed as we work to overcome this crisis.” For more information on the funding, click HERE. Daines fought to

Daines Announces $73.8 Million for Montana Airports to Help Handle COVID-19 Outbreak

BOZEMAN, M.T. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $73.8 million will be directed to 71 Montana airports to handle the impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak. Montana airports have seen a dramatic drop in travel and sales due to the Coronavirus. “The Coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted our Montana airports which are vital to our economy and communities,” Daines said. ”This funding is critical for Montana airports to help stay afloat and keep workers employed during the coronavirus pandemic.” Airports Receiving Funding: A full list of airports can be found HERE. Below are some of the larger grants for Montana airports. Yellowstone Airport,

Daines: Keep Montana Ports of Entry Open During Coronavirus Pandemic for Montana Ag, Trade

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan to consider the impact of the proposed temporary reduction of hours at a number of Montana Ports of Entry on Montana ag and Montana’s rural communities. “While reducing non-essential travel is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting public health, a reduction in hours at these critical ports would harm our farmers and ranchers and disrupt essential services and commerce for the Montana communities that rely upon these ports,” Daines wrote. “I urge you to take into account the

Daines Secures Over $48 Million for Montana Transit During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $48,935,981 will be made available for Montana transit during the Coronavirus pandemic. “This critical funding helps Montana transit and transportation during this pandemic,” Daines said. “This is about ensuring our transportation industry has the resources and relief they need to get through the Coronavirus outbreak. I will continue working to ensure Montana’s vital industries are protected during this crisis.” Daines fought to secure this funding in the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package that was signed into law last week. The funding will be provided through the Federal Transit Administration. Background:   

Daines Secures Over $15 Million for Malmstrom Infrastructure Project in Great Falls

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $15,077,162 will go to the renovation of an existing 3-Bay hangar at Malmstrom Air Force Base to facilitate the storage of the new MH-139 helicopter. “This is good news for Montana and will help modernize our defense infrastructure at Malmstrom,” Daines said. “We must ensure that our men and women serving in uniform have access to the best equipment available for our national security. I’m proud to have helped secure resources and push for this important project for Malmstrom.”     This news follows Daines’ February 28th meeting with 341st Missile Wing

Daines Helps Secure Over $4 Million for Bozeman Yellowstone International, Stevensville Airports

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,831,837 will be designated towards the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Stevensville Airport. “This is great news for the folks at Bozeman Yellowstone International and Stevensville airports,” Daines said. “These grants will strengthen our infrastructure to help improve travel to Montana, and support our vital tourism economy.” Daines helped secure the resources for the following grants through the appropriations process.  Of the $4,831,837 grant, $650,000 will be designated towards Stevensville Airport. $4,181,837 will be designate towards Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.  For more information on the grants, click HERE and HERE.

Daines Helps Secure $1,350,088 for Billings, North Central Montana Bus Transportation

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,350,088 will be designated towards bus transportation in Billings and North Central Montana. “This funding will further strengthen Montana’s travel infrastructure needs and help Montanans get around their communities,” Daines said. “This funding will also help ensure we have the resources needed to help improve the quality of life in Billings and North Central Montana.”   $840,000 will be designated to Billings’ MET buses and bus facilities. $510,088 will be designated to North Central Montana Transit buses and bus facilities. The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to

Daines Secures $13 Million to Kickstart Missoula BUILD Grant Project

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Missoula will receive $13 million to kickstart the first phase of their BUILD grant infrastructure project. Today’s announcement comes after months of partnership between Daines and the Missoula community. “This funding is a big first step for the Missoula BUILD grant project and the community,” Daines said. “This project is important for infrastructure in Missoula as it helps in continuing to develop the city, as well as with construction of the new Missoula Veteran’s home. I look forward to continuing to partner with the city of Missoula, and working in Congress, to ensure they receive the full

Daines Secures $2 Million for Billings Logan International Airport

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $2,000,000 will be directed towards strengthening Montana’s air travel infrastructure at the Billings Logan International Airport.   “Strong air infrastructure is vital to Montana’s economy and jobs,” Daines said. “This grant is great news for Montana, as it will further strengthen tourism in Montana and continue to drive economic growth for folks in Billings and the state.” The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) under the Department of Transportation. As a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, Daines was instrumental in securing funding for the Airport