September 13, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Dutchess County Airport Is Set To Receive Over $120,000 In Department Of Transportation Funding For Facility Upgrades, Taxiway Improvements

DOT Funding Will Be Used To Design Taxiway Extension, Conduct Obstruction Study of Airfield Surfaces

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Dutchess County Airport is set to receive $122,550 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will allow the airport to conduct the second phase of a planning study to help design the extension of a runway at the airport. 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 Dutchess County Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this investment, Dutchess County Airport will make renovations that will improve both passenger safety and the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to deliver resources like these that promote safety at all New York airports.”

“This is an important investment for Dutchess County Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help make long term upgrades to improve the airport and provide better service for travelers.”

The funding for Dutchess County 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).