Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Friday, August 28, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kent County will receive $3,987,379 for improvements to Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be used for reconstruction of an existing runway and to expand the existing terminal building to enable more efficient movement of passengers.

"This investment will make travelling to and from West Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Ford Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs."

"Ensuring safe and reliable air travel is critical for economic growth and job creation," said Senator Peters. "I applaud this funding, which will help facilitate safe travel to West Michigan and strengthen overall airport operations."