Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $165,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Windom Municipal Airport

Jul 15, 2016 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Windom Municipal Airport a grant of $166,160 for infrastructure improvements.

“The funds from this grant will help the Windom Municipal Airport make critical investments in its infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “Infrastructure improvement projects like those this grant will help fund will boost airport performance and enhance safety.”

“Investing in the Windom Municipal Airport will help spur economic development and bolster our regional transportation network,” Franken said. “These critical upgrades will improve airport safety, help create jobs, and work to ensure that Minnesota’s aviation infrastructure system is world class.”

“Keeping Windom Municipal Airport’s infrastructure up to date is important to ensuring it can meet the region’s transportation needs,” Peterson said. “The improvements made possible through this grant will also benefit the local economy.

This grant will allow the airport to update the existing airport master plan study.