Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $2 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Morris Municipal – Charlie Schmidt Field Airport

Aug 11, 2016 Issues: 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 Morris Municipal – Charlie Schmidt Field Airport a grant of $2,055,179 for infrastructure improvements.

“Investments in transportation infrastructure make good economic and safety sense,” Klobuchar said. “This grant will help ensure that Morris Municipal – Charlie Schmidt Field Airport has the resources it needs to safely meet consumer demands and help support good local jobs.”

“Minnesotans who rely on the Morris Municipal – Charlie Schmidt Field Airport will continue to travel safely because of this new grant,” Franken said. “This infrastructure investment is good for travelers in our state, and it’s good for Western Minnesota.”

“Regional airports like Morris Municipal – Charlie Schmidt Field provide economic benefits to local communities,” Peterson said. “This grant will ensure the airport remains in good, safe operating condition.”

This grant will allow the airport to construct a taxiway and rehabilitate its runway.