June 21, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Corning-Painted Post Airport Set To Receive Over $190,000 In Department Of Transportation Funding For Snow Removal Equipment

Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is An Important Step Towards Making Air Travel Safer for All New Yorkers

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Corning-Painted Post Airport is set to receive $192,064 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will allow Corning-Painted Post Airport to acquire snow removal equipment, including a loader and snow plow, which will enhance the airport's ability to clear the airfield during adverse weather conditions. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.

"This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Corning-Painted Post Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, the airport can make renovations that will ensure passenger safety and the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that promote safety at all New York airports."


“These are important investments for Corning-Painted Post Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help provide critical upgrades to improve the airport and provide better, safer service for travelers.”

The funding for Corning-Painted Post 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).