senate resolution no.122

Senators Huizenga, Outman, Santana and Theis offered the following resolution:

A resolution to urge Congress to fund the construction of a new air traffic control tower for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Whereas, The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, located in Cascade Township near Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the largest commercial airport in western Michigan and second largest airport in the state. This airport has been ranked by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of the fastest growing airports in the United States. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, originally named the Kent County Airport, was built in 1963 and is in desperate need of an update to its air traffic control tower; and

Whereas, The current air traffic control tower in use at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is over six decades old, making it the second-oldest control tower in the nationís top 100 markets. Recent terminal upgrades mark this airport as dedicated to setting the bar high regarding the quality of the services it provides. Securing funding for a new air traffic control tower would ensure that the Gerald R. Ford International Airport maintains this trend; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge Congress to fund the construction of a new air traffic control tower for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.