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Posted on: August 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Scuse and Sen. Tester to Attend New Airport Terminal Groundbreaking

Please join U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse, Senator Jon Tester, Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent, and the Bert Mooney Airport Board for a groundbreaking ceremony for Bert Mooney Airport’s new passenger terminal. The ceremony will be in front of the existing terminal building and begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

“The Bert Mooney Airport project is just one of the many ways USDA is making significant and transformative investments in rural communities in Montana and across the country,” said Scuse. “This loan guarantee through the Rural Development Community Facilities Program, in combination with other funds, will replace the existing terminal and make security improvements to better serve those traveling to and from Southwest Montana.”

The new airport terminal is an important upgrade to travel in and out of Southwest Montana. It will feature a refurbished jet way, updated and more comfortable passenger amenities, a renovated restaurant and much more. Financing for Bert Mooney’s new terminal is a partnership between Granite Mountain Bank and the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, and the Butte-Silver Bow Hard Rock Mine Trust.

“I am proud to help break ground on Bert Mooney Airport’s newest terminal in Butte,” said Tester. “Air travel connects families, tourists, and businesses throughout our great state, so investments like this are critical to helping Big Sky Country thrive.”

“Improved air service is a priority of mine in continuing to boost Butte’s economic development. Today’s groundbreaking on a new terminal at Bert Mooney is an important and long awaited step in that direction,” added Vincent.
For more information on this exciting new project, please contact the Bert Mooney Airport at (406) 494-3771.

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