Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $256,284.00 grant to the Michigan City Municipal Airport.
This federal funding under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will be used to remove tree obstructions and improve an existing runway. The funding also will be used to plan for a future runway extension and enable the airport to meet runway safety and protection zone standards.
Mr. Greg Poulin, President of the Board of Aviation Commissioners at the Michigan City Municipal Airport, stated, “The federally funded AIP continues to support airport development here at the Michigan City Municipal Airport. Without these funds, the benefits this airport provides to our community would not be possible. I would like to thank Congressman Visclosky for ensuring that funding for the FAA’s AIP remains steadfast in providing modernization and safety for general aviation airports.”
“I am proud of the Michigan City Municipal Airport for successfully securing this federal funding that will improve their current and future aviation operations,” said Congressman Visclosky. “Investing in economic infrastructure is the key to attracting new families and businesses to our region, and I thank Mr. Poulin and the administration at the Michigan City Municipal Airport for their commitment to investing in the future of their facility and our economy.”