08.22.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $3.2 Million for Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Capital Region Airport Authority will receive $3,271,791 to rehabilitate runways and enhance safety operations at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program.

 

“Travelers to and from Michigan’s state capital count on the Capital Region International Airport for safe and reliable transportation,” said Senator Peters. “This funding will make important improvements to the airport’s overall safety and operations and will encourage continued economic growth in the region.”

 

“Improving access to Lansing’s airport has been one of my top priorities,” said Senator Stabenow. “This investment will make travelling to and from Mid-Michigan safer and more efficient while also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

Capital Region International Airport is home to Port Lansing. Chartered in 2008, Port Lansing is Mid-Michigan's only U.S. Port of Entry and provides access to global markets for hundreds of local businesses in eight Michigan counties.

 

Earlier this year, Stabenow and Peters were key in ensuring continued direct flight service from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport to Washington, D.C., which provides a major economic boost to Mid-Michigan and the entire state. This nonstop service benefits Michigan State University and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), local businesses, and Port Lansing’s international trade facilities.

 

More information about the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program can be found at https://www.faa.gov/airports/special_programs/rim/.