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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Capital Region International Airport will receive $4,935,550 to expand the airport’s pavement for aircraft parking and loading and unloading of cargo. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Airport Improvement Program.

“The Capital Region International Airport is vital to connecting residents of the Greater Lansing area to business and travel opportunities around the world,” said Senator Peters. “This grant will ensure that the airport can continue to provide safe, quality air travel to the community.”

“This investment will make traveling to and from the Capital Region 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.”

“These federal funds will greatly assist in the construction of additional aircraft pavement at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport,” said Wayne Sieloff, President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority. “The new pavement is critical to meeting the growing demands in moving air cargo into and out of mid-Michigan.”

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/.