07.20.16

Daines Announces over $400,000 for Montana Airports

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.