Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Airports

Thursday, September 22, 2016

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters  announced that the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $20,654,150 to rehabilitate runways at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help maintain the structural integrity of the airport’s pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. FAA is also awarding $5 million to the Oakland County International Airport as part of the Michigan State Block Grant Program to help rehabilitate and strengthen 6,521 feet of Taxiway C, including connectors.

“This funding will make traveling to and from Detroit Metro and Oakland County airports 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.”

"Travelers to and from Southeast Michigan count on the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and the Oakland County International Airport for safe and reliable transportation in our state’s most populous region,” said Senator Peters. "This funding will invest in important infrastructure improvements that will facilitate efficient travel and encourage economic activity in the region.”