Thursday, April 15, 2021

$27 million awarded to Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport, located in Romulus, will receive $27,639,316 in federal funding to pay for infrastructure improvements.

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters said that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding the funding, along with $116,859 to Willow Run Airport, to be used toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports.

 “These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable,” said Stabenow. “It will help our communities rebound from the pandemic and encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”

“Now more than ever, it is critical that families and small businesses across southeast Michigan have access to important destinations and marketplaces through safe, reliable air travel,” said Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. 

“I was proud to help enact this funding to help Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport overcome COVID-related revenue shortfalls, retain staff and better protect traveler health and safety.”

No dates for the funding or specific projects at the airport were announced in the prepared statement from the federal officials.