Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $9 Million for Detroit Metro Airport to Rehabilitate Taxiway

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced support for the Metro Detroit Airport to rehabilitate its taxiway. The $8,800,000 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a critical hub for Michigan's economy," Peters said. "This grant will allow the airport to make needed improvements so that it can continue to support Michigan's role as a center for trade, commerce and travel."

"This investment will make travelling to and from Southeast Michigan safer and more efficient," said Stabenow. "By supporting Metro 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.