LBF to Receive Over $3 Million to Construct a Replacement Terminal Building

Beatrice and Imperial to Receive Funds for Double Pump Fuel Facility, Parallel Taxiway

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of three major grants for Nebraska airports. The funding for these programs was made possible by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, which Senator Fischer supported.

The North Platte Airport Authority will receive over $3 million to continue construction of the new terminal building to increase passenger throughput and reduce delays.

The City of Beatrice airport will receive $448,000 to construct a double pump fuel facility, and the Imperial Airport Authority will receive over $381,00 for the construction of a 1,400-foot taxiway to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.

“The infrastructure law continues to deliver for Nebraska. Today’s grants will support important projects to enhance the passenger experience and invest in key improvements. Infrastructure is a key responsibility of the federal government, and this funding is welcome news for the many Nebraskans who rely on our airports to stay connected,” said Senator Fischer.

“These funds will support our terminal development program, which will enhance the customer experience at our airport with sustainable, resilient infrastructure, and support economic development opportunities throughout western Nebraska. Thank you to USDOT, FAA, and the Nebraska delegation for supporting our vision and airport infrastructure in rural communities,”said North Platte Regional Airport Manager Justin Gosnell.

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