Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $8 Million in Federal Funding for Two Southeast Michigan Airports

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $7,496,524 to Oakland County International Airport and $921,000 to Willow Run Airport. Peters and Stabenow helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will go towards runway improvements.

“Ensuring safe and reliable air travel continues in Southeast Michigan will enable our communities to remain connected to markets and destinations during this pandemic,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce this grant, which will strengthen transportation infrastructure in our state and improve travel safety for Michiganders.” 

“Investing in Michigan’s airports will support economic development and tourism in the region,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will protect the safety of our flyers and ensure that Michigan’s businesses can transport their products efficiently.” 

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