LBF to Receive Over $7 Million to Construct a Replacement Terminal Building

OMA to Receive $3.1 Million for Terminal Modernization Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of two major grants for Nebraska airports.

The North Platte Airport Authority will receive over $7 million to construct a replacement terminal building and replace aging infrastructure. The Omaha Airport Authority will receive $3.1 million for Terminal Building Improvement Phase 7, which will provide up to 5 new passenger boarding bridges as part of a multi-year Terminal Modernization Project.

The funding for this program was made possible by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, which Senator Fischer supported.

“Investments from the infrastructure law continue to make a difference for Nebraska travelers. These grants will enhance the passenger experience — from the construction of a new terminal building to improved boarding bridges. Infrastructure is a key responsibility of the federal government, and these grants are great news for Nebraskans who rely on our airports to stay connected,” said Senator Fischer.

“Nebraska’s airports connect communities and grow our economy. Travelers from across our state will benefit from these strategic investments in critical infrastructure,” said Senator Ricketts.

“This announcement is the news we’ve been waiting for to accelerate this project and maximize the federal contribution. It’s the culmination of several years of planning, design, and advocacy for the project, and the airport is now poised to make the project a reality,” said North Platte Regional Airport Manager Justin Gosnell.

“This grant funding will create benefits for travelers from Omaha and throughout Nebraska. The funds will support continued improvements at Eppley Airfield including increased capacity, improved throughput, and an enhanced customer experience for decades to come,” said Omaha Airport Authority CEO Dave Roth.

This week, the FAA announced a total of $970 million in Airport Terminal Program Grantfunding for airports across the country.

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