Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $300,000 for Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

Friday, June 17, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kalamazoo County will receive $300,000 to study runway improvements at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program.

“This investment will make travelling to and from Southwest Michigan safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

“Thousands of travelers rely on Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for safe, reliable travel in and out of Southwest Michigan,” said Senator Peters. “I applaud this funding, which will help improve airport operations and boost economic development in the region.” 

The Runway Incursion Management program helps to identify, prioritize, and develop strategies to help airport sponsors mitigate risk. The FAA has developed an updated inventory of airport locations where runway incursions have occurred and is now working with airports on mitigation strategies. More information about the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program can be found at