Senators announce over $2 million for local airport

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Ford Airport in Kingsford will receive a $2,246,044 grant from the Department of Transportation to support infrastructure projects including rehabilitation of the runway and the reconstruction of its lighting.

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

“Ford Airport provides a critical connection for residents of the Upper Peninsula, boosting tourism and bolstering economic development in the region,” said Senator Peters. “This federal funding will enable the airport to invest in important runway and lighting improvements that will help support continued safe and reliable transportation.”

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