Millions of dollars in grants are coming to Wisconsin airports from a high place.
On Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elain Chao appeared at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee to announce that Wisconsin will be receiving $16.1 million in federal grants for airports around the state. Mitchell International Airport itself will be getting $600,000 to rehabilitate a runway. The state will get the remaining roughly $15.5 million and will distribute it for projects related to weather-observation stations, terminal buildings, fencing, lighting and similar things.
The money is part of $520.5 million worth of infrastructure grants Chao announced at 287 airports in 41 states on Wednesday. Chao, who was appointed to her position by President Donald Trump, said the money “will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers.”