Gerald R. Ford International Airport given $2.5M for runway rehabilitation

Gerald R. Ford Airport receives $2,547,780 grant to improve runways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters Friday announced the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority will receive $2,547,780 to rehabilitate runways at the airport.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program.

“This investment will make traveling to and from Grand Rapids safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow in a press release. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

"Travelers to and from West Michigan rely on the Gerald Ford Airport for safe and reliable transportation," said Senator Peters in the release. "I am pleased that this funding will help the airport update their master plan so they can continue to improve operations and ensure fliers have a pleasant experience."

The Runway Incursion Management program helps airports reduce the risk of runway incursions.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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