Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Gerald R. Ford International 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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport $8,687,870 in federal funding to install 8 new passenger boarding bridges. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


“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.”


“Airports play a critical role in boosting Michigan’s economy by connecting communities and businesses to important destinations and resources,” said Senator Peters. “I was proud to help secure this federal support through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Gerald Ford International Airport make necessary upgrades to critical infrastructure, ensuring it can continue to welcome and transport travelers safely and efficiently for years to come.”


“We are thankful for the investment in community infrastructure by Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters, which allows the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to compete nationally for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to invest in our passenger terminal. This BIL funding will support 8 new passenger boarding bridges in 2023 to further enhance the guest experience and provide growth opportunities for airline service in West Michigan for years to come,” said Torrance Richardson, President & CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority.


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.