DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will receive a $3,660,992 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements. The funding will go toward expanding the airport’s snow removal equipment building, as well as reconstructing existing airport service roads, runway lighting systems, and the aircraft rescue and firefighting building.
“Michigan airports play a critical role in keeping travelers, communities and businesses connected to important markets and destinations by providing safe, reliable air travel,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to welcome this grant, which will help make needed investments and upgrades at Gerald Ford International Airport.”
“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of Gerald R Ford Airport.”
More information on the Department of Transportation grant can be found at: https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=1uxtdkck1l.