August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $840K In Federal Funds For Oswego County Airport

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Funds Improvements to Airport Taxiways

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $843,000 in federal funding for the Oswego County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding will be used to rehabilitate two taxiways and replace the taxiway lighting. 

“Keeping our airport taxiways and lighting in top-notch shape is crucial for traveler safety and for attracting business and tourism to the region,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the Oswego County Airport will be able to make the critical infrastructure upgrades to increase safety and efficiency for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Oswego County every day.” 

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds through the Department of Transportation are a major investment for Oswego County Airport to renovate and upgrade their facilities. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at our airports.” 

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 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). 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.