Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Buffalo Niagara International Airport is set to receive $ 5,221,553 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will fund noise mitigation design for 149 nearby homes and noise mitigation construction efforts for 150 homes in close proximity to the airport. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.
“This is great news for the residents that live near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” said Schumer. “This investment will dramatically minimize the daily intrusion of airplane noise in local residents’ lives, which will dramatically improve their quality of life at home.”
“This is an important investment for the communities surrounding Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help bring real relief to the daily lives of families living in the area by reducing the noise from the airport that reaches their homes.”
The funding for Buffalo Niagara International Airport is part of the Airport Improvement Program, administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration. 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).