Community Invited to Share Feedback For Airport Access Study

Community Invited to Share Feedback for Airport Access Study by Sept. 5

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on possible options to improve transportation to and around the airport.

Feedback on these options is requested through this online survey:

About the Airport Access Study

GVMC has partnered with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Michigan Department of Transportation, Kent County Road Commission, City of Kentwood, Cascade Township, AECOM and others to conduct an Airport Access Study.

The purpose of the study is to investigate ways to improve access to the airport as well as the surrounding local road and freeway systems. Rapid growth and development at the airport, and in this part of the region in general, makes now an important time to consider how to best provide access in the airport area into the future.

The study will examine current transportation needs and changing travel patterns including airport passenger and cargo traffic, road connections and access, traffic operations and safety, bike and pedestrian circulation, transit service, railroad connections, airport security and terminal access redundancy. The study will evaluate different airport access alternatives, leading to a recommended alternative (or alternatives) and an accompanying implementation and action plan.

The study is currently in Phase 2. More information can be found at