June 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $315K In Fed Funding For Westchester County Airport

Federal Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Upgrades to Airport Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Westchester County Airport in White Plains will receive $315,000 in federal funding. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will allow the airport to make critical upgrades to its infrastructure. Specifically, it will allow for the installation of new drainage systems to enhance airport operations and improve overall safety.

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is critical to attracting business travelers to the Westchester County Airport,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the airport will be able to make vital upgrades to its drainage system, which is needed to increase overall safety and ensure it continues to be a regional leader of economic development for years to come.”

“This funding will help support safety upgrades at Westchester County Airport,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Westchester County Airport is a vital economic anchor in the region that businesses and travelers rely on every day. I will continue to push for funding to help enhance efficiency and safety.”

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.