Two West Michigan Airports Get Federal Grants

Posted at 8:07 PM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 20:07:11-04

WEST MICHIGAN (June 24, 2014) – Two airports in west Michigan are receiving federal money to rehabilitate and expand.

The funding was announced by Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow.

The funding for the Muskegon County Airport will be used to conduct research and to expand and rehabilitate the runway apron. 

 “Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from West Michigan is vital to the state’s economy,” said Stabenow. “This support will help ensure West Michigan Airports can continue to keep people traveling safely and increase business activity to boost the economy.”

The money  for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will be used to acquire new land for development, extend the taxiway and rehabilitate the runway.

“Transportation is an essential ingredient in economic growth and job creation, and this federal funding will help maintain vital economic links around the world for West Michigan,” Levin said.

The Muskegon County Airport will receive $2,226,598, and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will receive $1,469,000.