Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.4 Million for Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Thursday, July 13, 2017

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $3,411,782 to construct a service road and rehabilitate runways at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). 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 Metro Detroit 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.”

“The Detroit Metropolitan Airport connects southeast Michigan residents with travel and economic opportunities across the country and around the world,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “I am pleased to announce this grant that will fund construction of new infrastructure projects to help improve the safety of airport personnel and travelers and make operations more efficient.”

The Runway Incursion Management program helps airports reduce the risk of runway incursions.  Incursions occur when an aircraft, vehicle, or person enters the protected area of an airport designated for aircraft landings and take offs. 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