Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Flint Bishop International Airport
Funding Made Possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed into Law Last YearThursday, July 07, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Flint Bishop International Airport $3,500,000 in federal funding to repair a terminal roof. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding is another critical piece of the infrastructure investments coming to our state and will improve customer experiences at our airports.”
“Airports play a critical role in boosting Michigan’s economy by connecting communities and businesses to important destinations and resources,” said Senator Peters. “I was proud to help secure this federal support through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Flint Bishop International Airport make necessary upgrades to critical infrastructure, ensuring it can continue to welcome and transport travelers safely and efficiently for years to come.”
“By upgrading our local airports, we keep Michigan families connected to the rest of the world and ensure our small businesses can ship their products around the globe. I am proud to announce this federal grant to help Flint Bishop International Airport make necessary improvements,” said Congressman Kildee. “In Congress, I will continue working to bring federal resources back home to improve mid-Michigan infrastructure.”
“Our airport is a gateway to the world for those traveling from Southeast and Mid-Michigan, so these investments are crucial in allowing us to maintain a beautiful facility the entire region can be proud of. Flint Bishop Airport is growing and it’s important the terminal has up to date infrastructure to support the growth. We appreciate Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee for their support and we look forward to continuing our great partnership,” said Nino Sapone, Chief Executive Officer of Flint Bishop International Airport.
The Airport Terminal Program is one of three aviation programs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.
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