Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Capital Region International AirportTuesday, June 24, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Capital Region International Airport to expand the aircraft rescue and fire fighting building, and to rehabilitate the runway. The $2,190,514 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from the Mid-Michigan area is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the Capital Region International Airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and increase business activity at Port Lansing to boost the economy."
Senator Levin said: "Transportation is an essential ingredient in economic growth and job creation, and this federal funding will help maintain vital economic links around the world for Mid-Michigan."
Capital Region International Airport is home to Port Lansing. Chartered in 2008, Port Lansing is Mid-Michigan's only U.S. Port of Entry and provides access to global markets for hundreds of local businesses in eight Michigan counties.
More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.