Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport

Funding Made Possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed into Law Last Year

Thursday, July 07, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport $49,600,000 in federal funding for terminal improvements. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


The funding includes:


  • $28,000,000 to rehabilitate public restrooms to be more accessible for travelers.


  • $17,600,000 to repair baggage claim belts.


  • $4,000,000 to start a replacement program for the passenger boarding bridges. The new boarding bridges will provide enhanced accessibility and energy efficiency upgrades.


“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding is another critical piece of the infrastructure investments coming to our state and will improve customer experiences at our airports.”


“Detroit Metro Airport is a vital economic hub for our state that connects communities and businesses to important destinations and resources across the globe,” said Senator Peters. “I was proud to help secure this federal support through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Detroit Metro Airport make necessary upgrades to critical infrastructure, ensuring it can continue to welcome and transport travelers safely and efficiently for years to come.”


The Airport Terminal Program is one of three aviation programs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.