September 06, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Joseph Y. Resnick Airport In Ulster County Is Set To Receive Nearly $340,000 In Department Of Transportation Funding For Land Acquisition, New Taxiway

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Joseph Y. Resnick Airport in Ulster County is set to receive $ 336,844 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will allow the airport to acquire land to the west of the existing airport property, that will be used for future development. Also, the funding will allow the construction of a taxi lane at the airport. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.
 
“This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Joseph Y. Resnick Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, this airport can acquire new land for development and construct a new taxiway that will ensure passenger safety and the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that improve service at New York airports.”

“This is an important investment for Joseph Y. Resnick Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help support long-term improvements to the airport, and provide better, safer service for New York travelers.”
 
The funding for Joseph Y. Resnick Airport is part of the Airport Improvement Program, administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport Improvement Program 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).