June 03, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $116,000 in Funding Coming to Niagara Falls International Airport

Funding Will Remove Obstructions to Promote Safer Departures and Arrivals

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $116,488 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the Niagara Falls International Airport. The grant will be used to provide federal funding for on-airport obstruction removal that will enhance the safety of departures and arrivals.

"Keeping our airports safe is essential to the well-being of passengers and pilots," said Schumer. "By removing obstructions on the runway it will be easier and safer for pilots to take-off and land at the airport.  I will continue to fight for funds that improve the Niagara Falls International Airport and all airports in New York."

"This is a great investment for the Niagara Falls International Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, improve critical infrastructure and enhance safety for travelers. I will continue working with Senator Schumer and the entire Congressional Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

According to the DOT grant, these funds will provide federal funding for phase I to perform on-airport obstruction removal that will improve the safety of take-offs and landings at Niagara Falls International Airport.