06.08.22

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Cherry Capital Airport $2,595,411 in funding to remove non-hazard access road and apron obstructions to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) standards. These funds are from the FAA grant program.

“Airports play a critical role in boosting Michigan’s economy by connecting communities and businesses to important destinations and resources,” said Senator Peters. “This federal support will ensure that Cherry Capital Airport can continue helping to transport travelers safely and efficiently for years to come.”

“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of our airports and will help our communities rebound from the pandemic.”

“The Cherry Capital Airport is excited to receive Airport Improvement Program Grant funding to remove obstructions and facilitate FAA compliance that will provide for future General Aviation Airport development,” said Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E., CEO of Cherry Capital Airport.

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

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