Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $6 Million for Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City will receive a $6,130,114 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support infrastructure projects including the extension, construction, and rehabilitation of multiple runways.

“Cherry Capital Airport connects the rest of the world to the beautiful sights and attractions of Northern Michigan,” said Senator Peters. “I am pleased to announce this funding which will help the airport update and improve their runways so they can continue to offer quality service to visitors and residents of Northern Michigan.”

“Traverse City is a wonderful area for Michigan families to live and work,” said Senator Stabenow. “This investment will make traveling to and from the area more efficient which will help local businesses grow and create jobs.”

“Cherry Capital Airport would like to thank Senators Peters and Stabenow for their support for Northern Michigan aviation,” said Kevin Klein, Cherry Capital Airport Director. “This grant will allow us to make important upgrades to our runway pavement, runway lighting and existing navigational aids, all while creating construction jobs and contributing back to the community.”

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