Chadron And Rushville Among Airports Receiving Infrastructure Grants


       Nebraska U-S Senators Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts have announced the Nebraska Dept of Transportation will receive $15.3 million dollars in federal funding to enhance and maintain infrastructure at  21 airports statewide

     The list includes $351,000 for Chadron and $48,000 for Rushville. A third Panhandle airport, Sidney, gets $144,000. 

      Senator Fischer says “Nebraska’s airports connect our communities, ensure accessibility for travel, and grow the rural economy.”

      The money for the grants come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Fischer was one of 19 GOP senators to vote for it and says “Nebraska continues to see a return on that investment” with the grants “to support and maintain essential airports statewide.”

      Ricketts strongly opposed the Infrastructure Law as governor, but applauds the airport grants and $21-million dollars announced last week for an Interstate 80 project near Kearney.  

     Ricketts says “Nebraska’s airports are essential to our state’s economy. These strategic investments in critical infrastructure will improve safety and support the continued growth of communities across our state.”