Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces FAA Grant Award for the Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field Airport

Sep 19, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a grant for the Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field Airport.

The $150,000 grant award will fund an environmental assessment of any potential environmental impact related to relocating US Highway 20 to improve the runway safety area.

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “Michigan City has consistently made progress to invest in their transportation infrastructure and invigorate their economy.  I commend them on this latest investment in the airport that will continue to create benefits for current residents and draw new visitors to their great community.”

Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer stated, “I would like to thank Congressman Visclosky for ensuring funding for the FAA Airport Improvement Program remains steadfast.  I also want to thank FAA and the INDOT Office of Aviation as this funding allows our city to take another essential step forward in keeping our airfield safe for general aviation traffic.”

For additional information on the FAA grant program, click here