September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces senate Passage Of $400,000 For Niagara International Airport

Federal Dollars Will Help Repave Main Runway, Improve Safety, Keep Flights On Time

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $400,000 to help rehabilitate a runway at Niagara Falls International Airport. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.

"This is great news for the Niagara Falls International Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, bring critical updates for the airport and improve safety for our travelers. I will continue working hard to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

Niagara Falls International Airport will use the $400,000 federal investment to resurface the main runway to create a smooth operating surface - a critical infrastructure improvement that will ensure safe aircraft movement and help keep flights on time.

With Senate passage, the bill will now proceed to the House-Senate Conference Committee, then voted on in both chambers and sent to the President to become law.