Park County Airports Get Federal Money for Projects | Big Horn Basin Media

Park County Airports Get Federal Money for Projects

Written by on February 20, 2020

Park County airports have landed an influx of cash from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In an announcement yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao said that over $500 million dollars is being invested in the nation’s airports. This is a historic influx of funds to improve infrastructure and enhance the flying experience in the country. Of this sizable amount, $7.2 million dollars will be winging its way to 10 airports across Wyoming.

The money Park County will be receiving has already be allocated. Yellowstone Regional will receive $1,441,029 to build a new access road, and assist in the expansion and construction of the parking lot that is planned to commence this spring. Powell Municipal Airport is getting $621,390 to fund the construction of a taxiway.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. civil aviation supports more than 5% of U.S. gross domestic product; $1.6 trillion in economic activity; and nearly 11 million jobs. With this new cash support, the Trump Administration has now invested a historic $11.42 billion in more than two thousand American airports across the United States since January 2017.

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