Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Bishop International Airport Will Receive over $2 Million in Federal Funds for ImprovementsWednesday, September 02, 2020
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $2,128,504 to Bishop International Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which Stabenow and Peters helped enact — to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go towards infrastructure improvements including the rehabilitation of perimeter fencing and taxiways.
“This investment will make traveling to and from Flint 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.”
“Safe and reliable air travel to-and-from mid-Michigan and the Thumb is critical for our state’s small businesses and to connect to new markets and opportunities,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce these grants, which will make key airport infrastructure upgrades and improve airport operations.”
“I am proud to join Senators Stabenow and Peters in announcing this federal grant for Flint Bishop International Airport. By investing in our local airport, we will keep mid-Michigan connected to communities across the U.S. and world. I am grateful to the workers at Flint Bishop International Airport who work hard every day to provide quality service to passengers as they travel,” said Congressman Dan Kildee.
More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.
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