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Now boarding at RST: a new jet bridge to ease congestion

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – City leaders could approve the building of another gateway to Rochester at a city council meeting Monday night.

Specifically, council members could approve the construction of another passenger loading bridge at Rochester International Airport, creating another on-and-off point for airline passengers.

If council signs off Monday night, city staff will start looking for bids to add a jet bridge to the terminal building to help ease gate use congestion. The budget for the project is $2.9 million, according to documents prepared for city council. Ninety percent of that would come from the Federal Aviation Administration.

This isn’t the only change in the works for the airport. Earlier this year, city leaders and airport officials spoke with lawmakers in St. Paul hoping to secure funding to overhaul an aging runway.


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