Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for Detroit Metro and Willow Run AirportsMonday, August 18, 2014
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport will each receive federal grants for airport improvements, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
Detroit Metro will receive a $421,875 grant to pay for new equipment, and Willow Run $480,606 to pay for miscellaneous improvements. Both grants are from the Department of Transportation.
"Making sure residents, tourists, and business travelers are able to easily travel to and from Southeast Michigan is vital to the region," Stabenow said. "This support will help ensure that Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and help boost Michigan's economy."
"Detroit Metro and Willow Run are essential links for Southeast Michigan to the global economy," Levin said. "These grants will help ensure the airports can continue to facilitate travel and commerce."