Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $1,475,900 for Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the airport construct a taxiway, rehabilitate its runway and install additional markings to help prevent accidents.

“Many travelers rely on Cherry Capital Airport for travel to and from Northern Michigan for both business and tourism,” Peters said. “This funding will ensure that the necessary infrastructure improvements are made to facilitate safe travel to the region, encouraging further economic development.”

“This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient,” said Stabenow. “By supporting the Cherry Capital Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

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