Gerald R. Ford International Airport receiving federal grants for improvements

Nov 28, 2019

Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Credit Gerald R. Ford International Airport

The Thanksgiving holiday week is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. As Michiganders were making their getaway plans, it was announced the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will millions of dollars for improvements.

There are more than 3,300 airports operating across the United States. Back in September, The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it was releasing the sixth allotment of its $3.18 billion from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. In all, $157 million dedicated as infrastructure grants distributed to 34 airports.

Michigan U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters explained in a news release that Gerald R. Ford International Airport is receiving two grants; a $5 million federal grant for rehabilitating one of its terminal buildings, and $3 million from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. Those dollars will be used for rehabilitating a runway.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.