08.31.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $1.1 Million for Charlevoix Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the City of Charlevoix will receive $1,176,592 to rehabilitate runways at Charlevoix Municipal Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program.

“Northern Michigan residents rely on Charlevoix Municipal Airport to support regional businesses and connect them to the world,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased to announce this funding that will help rehabilitate runways so our communities can continue to benefit from safe and reliable local air service.”

“This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

The Runway Incursion Management program helps airports reduce the risk of runway incursions.  Incursions occur when an aircraft, vehicle, or person enters the protected area of an airport designated for aircraft landings and take offs. The FAA has developed an updated inventory of airport locations where runway incursions have occurred and is now working with airports on mitigation strategies. More information about the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program can be found at https://www.faa.gov/airports/special_programs/rim/.