Bishop International Airport to receive $4 million grant
FLINT, Mich. --Bishop International Airport is getting a $4,302,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a news release Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.
The funds will be used to rehabilitate the pavement of Taxiway C, construct asphalt shoulders and install runway guard lights at each access point to the runway.
“Bishop International Airport provides critical transportation services for residents and businesses around the Flint community,” said Senator Peters. “Thanks to this funding, the airport will be able to improve their infrastructure so they can continue to effectively and safely serve the people of Flint.”
Senator Stabenow also weighed in.
“This investment will make traveling to and from Flint safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”
Bishop International Airport Director Craig Williams also added that the grant will enhance safety for both pilots and passengers.