Source: United States Senator for Montana Steve Daines
U.S. SENATE– U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $3,563,796 will be directed towards strengthening Montana’s air travel infrastructure in Billings and Miles City.
“Having the necessary resources to support our air infrastructure is important for Montana’s economy,” Daines said. “These grants will help support Montana jobs, strengthen our tourism industry and make it easier for folks from all across the country to come to enjoy all Big Sky Country has to offer.”
Miles City Airport will receive $365,940. Billing Logan International will receive $3,197,856
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 Improvement Program.
Daines has been active in pushing for Montana’s priorities for air travel and infrastructure. In 2019 alone, Daines has secured over $69 million dollars for Montana’s airports and air travel infrastructure in 2019.
On July 9th, Daines announced that $47,798,711 will be directed towards strengthening Montana’s air travel infrastructure.
On July 2nd, 2019 Daines announced over $9 million in funding for Glacier Park and Missoula International Airports
On June 24th, 2019 Daines announced over $8 Million in funding for Montana airports
On June 5th, 2019 Daines announced over $1.5 million for Fort Benton and West Yellowstone Airports.
On October 10th, 2018, Daines announced major wins for Montana in the FAA