Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Three Northern Michigan Airports

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Cherry Capital Airport, Charlevoix Municipal Airport and Alpena County Regional Airport to rehabilitate their runways and purchase new equipment. The support comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Northern Michigan 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 Northern Michigan."

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City will receive $686,700 to purchase snow removal equipment, Charlevoix Municipal Airport will receive $2,061,576 to rehabilitate the airport's apron area, and the Alpena County Regional Airport will receive $1,786,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.

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