Thursday, September 10, 2020

Detroit Metro Airport to receive federal COVID funding

Officials at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus received some good news last week.

According to U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,957,480 to Detroit Metro Airport. The 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 toward infrastructure improvements including the purchase of two zero-emissions shuttle buses and associated charging infrastructure. 

“This investment will make traveling to and from Metro Detroit safer and more efficient,” said Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

“Detroit Metro Airport is a world-class airport and a major hub for logistics, transportation and commerce in Michigan and our country,” said Peters. “I'm pleased to announce this grant, which will incorporate clean energy technologies for airport operations.” 

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at