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Gardner Announces $950,000 Grant to Grand Junction Regional Airport

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority (GJT) will receive $950,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant to help attract new service to San Francisco, California on United Airlines.

“I am excited that Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive this important funding from the Department of Transportation to support their efforts to attract new nonstop service to West Coast destinations,” said Senator Gardner. “This airport serves as the gateway to the Western Slope and such service has the potential to benefit Coloradans and travelers who utilize this transportation hub. I will continue to be a champion for Colorado at the federal level to ensure our local communities receive the resources they need.”

In July 2019, Senator Gardner wrote to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao expressing his support for the project and requesting DOT’s full and fair consideration for the Grand Junction Regional Airport’s grant application.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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