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Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $20.8 Million in Funding for Detroit Metro Airport

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Sep 17 2021

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $20,860,485 in federal funding for Detroit Metro Airport. The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used for taxiway reconstruction. 

"Detroit Metro is a global transportation hub, connecting businesses and communities in the state to markets and destinations all across the world," said Senator Peters. "I'm pleased to announce this federal grant, which will help bolster essential infrastructure and continue servicing travelers for years ahead." 

"Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for Michigan tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of Detroit Metro Airport which connects Michigan travelers to destinations across our country and world-wide."

"The Wayne County Airport Authority appreciates the continued support of U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow," said Chad Newton, CEO, Wayne County Airport Authority. "Our senators and the entire Michigan delegation are tireless advocates for the infrastructure and safety needs of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Willow Run Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration grant will help fund the reconstruction of a portion of Taxiway Y, a critical path to a primary departure runway at DTW."

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

Sean Sibley
Robyn Bryan
Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority