Rapid City Regional Airport to receive grant money for improvements

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Regional Airport is getting 1.3 million dollars in federal grant money for improvements.

The money is part of 800 million dollars in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration.

Rapid City Regional Airport will use its money for snow removal equipment, to improve and rehabilitate the terminal building and to rehabilitate the taxiway.

“This one here on the runway, usually a runway is going to be a higher priority as well,” says Deputy Airport Director Finance and Administration, Toni Broom. “So, and the nice thing about that is it is a local contractor, so those dollars coming into the airport are always great for the local economy as well.”

U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao says this federal investment for airports will improve safety, travel and help create jobs.

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