08.03.18

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $4 Million for the Bishop International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Bishop International Airport will receive $4,012,542 to rehabilitate the taxiway. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Airport Improvement Program.

“Bishop International Airport plays a critical role in connecting Michiganders with business and travel opportunities around the world,” said Senator Peters. “By using this funding to improve their taxiway, the airport can more effectively and safely provide these critical transportation services, and continue to serve as an economic engine for the community.”

“This investment will make traveling to and from the Bishop International Airport 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.”

“We’re pleased to receive this grant as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. Our partnership with the FAA and our congressional delegation helps to ensure the receipt of these grant monies,” said Craig Williams, Airport Director of Bishop International Airport Authority. “The $4.01-million allows the airport to rehabilitate one of our key taxiways and make improvements that will enhance safety for both airport and flight operations.”

The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program provides more than $3 billion in annual funding for projects that are needed to maintain the safety, security, capacity, and efficiency of the nation’s airports. More than 3,300 airports are eligible for AIP grants benefiting commercial passengers, cargo operations, and general aviation activities throughout the nation. More information about the Airport Improvement Program can be found at https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/overview/.

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