Nolan Announces Nearly $3.5 Million in U.S. Department of Transportation Grants for International Falls, Little Falls, Princeton, and Bemidji Airports
[WASHINGTON D.C.] Congressman Rick Nolan, a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, today announced that the International Falls, Little Falls, Princeton, and Bemidji airports will receive a total of nearly $3.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for new safety equipment and infrastructure projects.
Nolan said, “Making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems is key to strengthening rural Minnesota’s economy. These resources will improve airport infrastructure, keep travelers safe, and create good-paying local jobs.”
The total funding amount designated to each airport is as follows:
· Falls International-Einarson Field Airport - $1,163,967
· Little Falls/Morrison County-Lindbergh Field Airport - $174,309
· Princeton Municipal Airport - $227,912
· Bemidji Regional Airport - $1,714,916
Specifically, funding will be used to acquire snow removal equipment, reconstruct runway 13/31, and rehabilitate the apron at Falls International-Eniarson Field; construct runway 18/36 at Little Falls/Morrison County-Lindbergh Field; reconstruct runway 15/33, reconstruct lighting on runway 15/33, reconstruct taxiway (A), reconstruct lighting on taxiway (A) at Princeton Municipal Airport; acquire aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle, rehabilitate the apron, rehabilitate runway 13/31, and rehabilitate the taxiway at Bemidji Regional Airport.
As Minnesota’s only Democratic member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Nolan continues to work on a bipartisan basis to advance a comprehensive, long-term transportation plan with new sources of funding to rebuild our highways, roads, bridges, airports, harbors, railroads, mass transit systems and pipelines. Nolan noted that our ability to grow our 21st Century economy and successfully compete in the global marketplace depends on the progress we make in achieving these goals.