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Rehberg Announces $1.2 Million Transportation Grant for Sidney-Richland Airport Apron

Location: Washington, DC

Rehberg Announces $1.2 Million Transportation Grant for Sidney-Richland Airport Apron

WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Sidney a grant totaling $1,242,883 to rehabilitate the apron at the Sidney-Richland Airport.

"Air travel is extremely important to Montana, not only as a means of transportation but also in terms of economic development and commerce for Montana's communities. This grant will help provide key infrastructure improvements for the Sidney -Richland Airport and will benefit the entire community," said Rehberg.

The DOT will distribute the grant through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The money will go toward rehabilitating the apron - the terminal and general aviation areas - of the Sidney Richland Airport to extend the life of the pavement.

Sidney-Richland Airport provides scheduled passenger services via Big Sky Airlines. Sidney-Richland Airport also provides full-service aviation support, aerial application, and flight training via Richland Aviation and Sidney Air Service, according to the airport's Web site.

"We're excited to get a new ramp that will allow us to handle larger aircraft and improve parking for the planes," said Bill Henderson, manager of the airport. "The extent of this project will be to improve parking and our ramp. This will give us one of the best aircraft parking areas in Eastern Montana."

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