Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two West Michigan AirportsTuesday, June 24, 2014
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Muskegon County Airport and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The funding for the Muskegon County Airport will be used to conduct research and to expand and rehabilitate the runway apron. The funding for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will be used to acquire new land for development, extend the taxiway and rehabilitate the runway.
Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from West Michigan is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure West Michigan Airports 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 West Michigan."
The Muskegon County Airport will receive $2,226,598, and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will receive $1,469,000.
More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.