Governor Walker approves funding for General Mitchell International Airport sustainability plan

Sent: Feb. 28, 2017

Governor Scott Walker today announced approval of funding totaling $427,895 to develop a sustainability management plan for the General Mitchell International Airport.

According to Wendy Hottenstein, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the plan will help the airport develop initiatives to evaluate growth and make business decisions weighing social, environmental and economic benefits and responsibilities. Work on the plan will begin this fall.

Funding Breakdown

  • WisDOT = $53,487
  • Milwaukee County = $53,487
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $320,921

General Mitchell International, Wisconsin’s busiest airport, has five paved runways that accommodate over 100,000 aircraft operations and over 6.5 million commercial passengers annually.

Airport improvement projects are administered through the WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics. General Mitchell International Airport is one of 97 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for airport development funding.

For more information, contact:
Wendy Hottenstein, WisDOT airport project manager
(608) 261-6278, wendy.hottenstein@dot.wi.gov