Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $215,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Baudette International Airport

Aug 5, 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 Baudette International Airport a grant of $217,413 for infrastructure improvements.

“Our 21st economy demands a 21st century transportation network,” Klobuchar said. “This grant will provide critical support and help the Baudette International Airport make necessary infrastructure upgrades to improve safety and continue providing Minnesotans with reliable air service.”

“Investing in the Baudette International 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 go a long way towards keeping Minnesota’s aviation infrastructure world class.”

“Improving the infrastructure at Baudette International Airport will allow for continued, safe air travel,” Peterson said. “A strong airport will also provide support to the region’s economy.”

This grant will allow the airport to construct a taxi lane to provide access to aircraft hangars.