Rehberg Announces $1.9-Million Grant for Glacier International Airport

By Beacon Staff

Montana U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg just shot off an e-mail announcing that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $1,890,000 to Glacier International Airport for a variety of upgrades. Here’s the press release in its entirety:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Glacier Park International Airport a $1,890,000 grant to upgrade the airport’s facilities.

“So much of the economy around Glacier Park depends on tourism,” said Rehberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “Tourists, local businesses and Montana families all benefit from having the best possible facilities available. These funds are critical to the safe and efficient operation of the Glacier Park airport.”

The grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway in order to extend its pavement life. “This will increase the longevity of the runway structure, which will keep it safe for the flying public in the future,” said Cindi Martin, Director of the Glacier Park International Airport.

Glacier International announced in October that it is scheduled to be closed for 12 days in August for resurfacing and improvements. Read about that here.