Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Bishop International Airport to Buy Fire Fighting Vehicle and Rehabilitate Runway

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Bishop International Airport in Flint to purchase an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle, rehabilitate runway lighting, and build a deicing containment facility. The $1,804,310 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Flint is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and increase business activity to boost the economy."

Senator Levin said: "Transportation is an essential ingredient in economic growth and job creation, and this funding will help ensure that Bishop International can continue to fulfill its important role."

Mr. James Rice, Bishop Airport Director, said: Senators Stabenow and Levin have been strong supporters and advocates for our airport, and today's announcement is welcome news. Thanks to their leadership on today's announcement, Bishop Airport will be able to continue serving residents of Genesee County and surrounding areas for years to come."

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at