September 06, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Buffalo Niagara International Airport Is Set To Receive Nearly $1.3 Million In Dot Funding To Improve Passenger Terminal

DOT Funds Will Fix Entryways to Passenger Terminal

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Buffalo Niagara International Airport is set to receive $1,295,479 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will help repair doorways to the passenger terminal. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.

"This is great news for the passengers that fly in and out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, this airport can make renovations that will ensure the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that promote safety and security at all New York airports.”

“This is an important investment for Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help upgrade the airport, and provide better, safer service for New Yorkers.”

Buffalo Niagara International Airport will use the DOT funding to replace nearly 40 doorways in the passenger terminal to withstand higher passenger volume and protect passengers from severe weather.