The North Platte Regional Airport will receive $1.01 million in the federal infrastructure bill that was recently approved by Congress and the White House.
Airport Manager Sam Seafeldt said the goals for much needed facility upgrades will become easier to achieve to meet the growing demand for air travel.
Sen. Deb Fisher announced the amount, and what other Nebraska airports will receive, in a press release Thursday.
“Through our state’s airports, Nebraskans stay connected and deliver world-class products to market,” she said. “I’m pleased to see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill make a significant investment in North Platte Regional Airport. These funds will allow for critical improvements to support the increased need for air travel in the community.”
“The BIL is critical to accelerating our plans for capital infrastructure improvements in order to maintain a safe and efficient airport. In addition, our goals for much needed facility upgrades become easier to achieve to meet the growing demand for air travel here in North Platte,” said Sam Seafeldt, Manager of the North Platte Airport Authority.
The bill made investments in airports across Nebraska, totaling approximately $2.9 billion duruing the next five years.
A list by airport:
Grand Island Central Regional Airport – $1,045,720
Lincoln Airport – $1,754,998
Kearney Regional Airport – $1,013,815
North Platte Regional Airport – $1,010,453
Omaha Eppley Airfield – $7,275,037
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (Scottsbluff) – $1,011,482
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