Ford Airport gets $14M from FAA for upgrades

Kent County
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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Gerald R. Ford International is getting $14 million in federal funding to improve its infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration grants Wednesday.

The FAA says the funding will be used for renovations to the taxiway and for tarmac construction.

“Our hope is that this investment will increase the area’s competitiveness and improve the quality of life for travel,” FAA Associated Administrator for Airports Kirk Shaffer said in a video release.

Of the 2,652 funding requests, only 127 airports were awarded grants through the Airport Improvement Program this year. The FAA is dispersing a total of $779 million for this round of grants.

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