09.28.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $4.3 Million for Bishop International Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Bishop International Airport will receive a $4,302,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate the pavement of Taxiway C, construct asphalt shoulders and install runway guard lights at each access point to the runway.

“Bishop International Airport provides critical transportation services for residents and businesses around the Flint community,” said Senator Peters. “Thanks to this funding, the airport will be able to improve their infrastructure so they can continue to effectively and safely serve the people of Flint.”

“This investment will make travelling to and from Flint 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.”

“This grant allows us to keep the airport pavement in top condition, enhancing safety for pilots and passengers using the airport,” said Craig Williams, Airport Director. “We’re proud that this grant money will help boost the local economy by supporting Michigan companies that will work on this project.”

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