July 31, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $369k Federal Investment for Ticonderoga Municipal Airport

Department of Transportation Award Funds to Rebuild Airport Roads

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $369,000 in federal funding was awarded to the Town of Ticonderoga from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace existing access road pavement that has deteriorated and is in need of reconstruction.

“This funding will ensure better access to Ticonderoga Municipal Airport,” said Senator Schumer. “I applaud the DOT for helping Ticonderoga Municipal continue to serve residents and visitors alike.” 

“This is an important investment for Ticonderoga Municipal Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “When we invest in upgrading our infrastructure, we can connect more travelers and businesses, open up better access to the North Country, and create new construction jobs in the process.”

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) through the Federal Aviation Administration provides grants to public agencies — and, in some cases, to private owners and entities -- for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). The NPIAS, which is prepared and published every 2 years, identifies public-use airports that are important to public transportation and contribute to the needs of civil aviation, national defense, and the Postal Service. 

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) was established by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982. Since then, the AIP has been amended several times, most recently with the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. 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.