May 17, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Lowey Announce Over $3.8 Million In Federal Funding For Westchester County Airport

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey today announced $3,834,000 in federal funding for two critical infrastructure projects at the Westchester County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to complete existing construction projects currently underway at the airport. The Westchester County Airport will use $2,790,000 of funding to complete the final phase of the construction of storm water collection and detention facilities to improve drainage for storm water runoff. The remaining $1,044,000 will fund the final phase of milling and overlay to rehabilitate 2,950 feet of the airport's existing access road to preserve access to the airport.

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

“This funding through the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration would help support critical infrastructure upgrades to the Westchester County Airport,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The Westchester County Airport is a vital economic anchor in the region, and investing in our airport’s infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who rely on it every day. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety.”

 

“Completion of these drainage and access road projects at Westchester County Airport will improve airport operations, enhance passenger safety, and foster better access to our regional economy,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working to protect and strengthen critical investments in our nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, including those in the Hudson Valley.”

 

This funding for Westchester County Airport in New York is part of the Airport Improvement and Rehabilitate Access Road Program 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.