Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce $3.3 Million for Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $3,345,654 for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, extend its taxiway, install taxiway lighting, and rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, which is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked.

"Upgrading Michigan's transportation infrastructure is critical to creating jobs and expanding growth in our state," Peters said. "This federal funding for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will invest in important improvements that will encourage travel and bolster economic development in the region."

"This investment will make travelling to and from West Michigan safer and more efficient," said Stabenow. "By supporting the Kalamazoo Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs."

 More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants