June 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Funds For Greater Binghamton Airport

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Improvements

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $3,126,599 in federal funding for Greater Binghamton Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to reconstruct Greater Binghamton Airport’s runway, runway lighting, and airfield guidance signs.

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to safe travel for area residents and in attracting business and tourism to Broome County and the entire Southern Tier,” said Senator Schumer. “These federal funds will allow the Greater Binghamton Airport to make improvements to its runway and airfield, including the acquisition of new lighting and guidance signs, boosting the safety and operations for those that fly in and out of the airport.”

“This federal funding is great news for Greater Binghamton Airport, which will be able to reconstruct its runway, the runway lighting, and airfield signage to improve safety for travelers flying in and out of Broome County,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Investing in airport infrastructure helps promote local economic development in our communities, and I will do everything I can to ensure that our airports receive the resources they need to be safe, modern, and efficient.”

“This $3.1 million is a win for NY-22’s air travel infrastructure and economy,” said Congressman Brindisi. “Greater Binghamton Airport will be receiving much needed resources to fix up their runways and invest in other critical upgrades. This federal support helps grow our economy and make air travel safer. I will continue to fight to improve our infrastructure.”

This funding is awarded through the AIP and is administered by the FAA. The AIP provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.