Stabenow, Peters Announce Detroit Metro Airport Will Receive Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding

Monday, June 07, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $3,885,767 to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will provide financial help for businesses located at the airport, including car rental, parking and concession businesses.


“Michigan businesses have been hit hard during this pandemic and businesses located at Detroit Metro airport are no exception,” said Senator Stabenow. “These funds will provide critical support as our travel and tourism industry gears up for a full recovery from this pandemic.


“Detroit Metro Airport is a vital lifeline for Michigan’s economy – it not only connects travelers and businesses to markets across the globe but is a major hub for national and international trade and commerce,” said Senator Peters. “Ensuring safe and efficient operations at Detroit Metro Airport is particularly important as our economy continues to recover from this pandemic. I was proud to help enact this funding, which will strengthen transportation infrastructure and encourage further economic investment in the region.”


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