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Simpson Secures Funding to Complete Boise Air Control Tower

Washington, July 12, 2007
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured funding for Idaho transportation projects in the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Bill.
 
“It is important for the federal government to complete projects they start and fulfill promises they make,” said Simpson. “That’s why I’m pleased to report the funding we’ve secured to complete the new air tower at the Boise Airport. It is more than necessary and the entire valley will benefit upon its completion.”
 
Boise Airport Terminal Programs. The funding for this projectcompletes the new Boise Air Traffic Control tower. The new tower will increase safety for air travelers, enhance controllers’ line of vision, and provide assistance to operations at Gowen Field. ($9,074,000 is earmarked for this project in the House Bill). This is a continuation of funding Congressman Simpson has secured for this program in the past.
 
Idaho Transit Coalition Buses and Bus Facilities project will support essential transit systems in rural and urban areas of the State of Idaho. ($500,000 is earmarked for this project in the House Bill). This is a continuation of funding Congressman Simpson has secured for this program in the past.
 
Curtis Road to Broadway IC Widening. This project would widen I-84 through east Boise, adding eastbound and westbound fourth lanes and alleviating congestion and safety issues caused by continued fast growth in the Treasure Valley. ($300,000 is earmarked for this project in the House Bill).
 
This legislation was approved in Committee and will come before the full House in the next few weeks where it is expected to pass.