Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Sawyer 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 Sawyer International Airport in Marquette to purchase an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle and rehabilitate runway lighting. The $1,126,966 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Marquette 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 federal funding will help maintain vital economic links around the world for the Upper Peninsula."

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