Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $295,000 for Safety Improvements at Thief River Falls Regional 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 Thief River Falls Regional Airport a grant of $296,263 for safety improvements.

“Improving the safety of our infrastructure serves as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Thief River Falls Regional Airport, we are helping provide the safe services Minnesotans rely on.”

“Strong investments in infrastructure lead to strong regional economies,” Franken said. “This is a prime example of how smart investments can work to enhance transportation and safety for travelers while helping to boost the Thief River Falls economy.” 

“This grant will allow Thief River Falls Regional Airport to clean the runway and remain in service when it snows,” Peterson said. “Improving our regional airports’ infrastructure ensures that our airports are operating safely and can continue to serve the region.”

This grant will allow the airport to acquire new snow removal equipment to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods.