Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $220,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Glencoe Municipal Airport

July 6, 2016
Press Release

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Glencoe Municipal Airport a grant of $221,895 for infrastructure improvements.

“The funds from this grant will help the Glencoe Municipal Airport make the necessary strides towards improving its infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “This investment represents a key component in helping support good jobs across the region while improving public safety.”

“Glencoe Municipal Airport serves as a key economic driver for the region,” Franken said. “This grant will provide critical upgrades to improve airport infrastructure and begin the process of ensuring that the facility operates in the most efficient manner possible.”

“Continual infrastructure improvements are necessary for our regional airports to remain in good operating condition,” Peterson said. “This grant will put Glencoe Municipal Airport on track to meet the region’s growing air transportation needs and provide a boost the local economy.”

This grant will allow the airport to update the existing airport master plan study that reflects the current and future needs of the airport.