Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce over $2.1 Million for Michigan Airports

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that three Michigan airports have been awarded over $2.1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for runway rehabilitation, land development and snow removal equipment.

The Pellston Regional Airport has been awarded a $503,500 grant. The Houghton County Memorial Airport has been awarded an $820,000 grant. The Muskegon County Airport has been awarded an $802,594 grant.

“This investment will make travelling to and from Michigan airports safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

“Airports are a critical part of Michigan’s infrastructure,” said Senator Peters. “This grant will help Michigan airports conduct the maintenance and upkeep necessary to operate at the highest standard and ensure a pleasant flight for travelers.”