(CBS DETROIT) – The Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids will receive $8.6 million to improve its infrastructure.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Grand Rapids on Monday, July 11, to make the announcement.READ MORE: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
The money will go towards a terminal gate expansion project, installing more accessible passenger boarding bridges, and improving the airport’s energy efficiency.
According to Buttigieg, the improvements will help support jobs and improve transportation for those traveling through the airport.READ MORE: Great Lakes Water Authority Asks Residents Impacted By Main Break To Limit Water Usage
“As we’re emerging from the most recent stages of the pandemic, people are returning to the air to see their loved ones and it’s great news,” said Buttigieg. “We’re also seeing how airlines have struggled to meet that demand.”
This announcement comes as airline travel is a nightmare.
Right now, many airlines are short-staffed, which causes thousands of delays and cancellations.MORE NEWS: Indiana Man Sentenced For Homicide, Robbery After Targeting LGBTQ Community In Metro Detroit
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