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Upton on Kalamazoo Airport Grant

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Washington, June 5, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport a $4,650,000 grant to rehabilitate the runway.

“This grant is welcome news for people and businesses here in Southwest Michigan. As one who has traveled through the Kalamazoo airport countless times – it really does serve as a springboard for critical investments in local jobs and economic growth. This project is just one of the many needed infrastructure improvements for our area and we must continue working together to ensure our roads, bridges, water infrastructure, and airfields are meeting the needs of today.”

In April, Upton joined his colleagues in advancing the FAA Reauthorization Act that included stable funding for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

Please click here for further information about the grant which was made possible through discretionary AIP money.

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