September 14, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Greater Rochester International Airport Is Set To Receive More Than $3.3 Million In Dot Funding To Improve Runway Safety

Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is An Important Step to Improve Air Travel in Rochester

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Greater Rochester International Airport is set to receive $3,307,553 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve runway safety 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 Greater Rochester International Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this investment, Greater Rochester International 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 Greater Rochester International,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help upgrade the airport, and provide better, safer service for New Yorkers.”

Greater Rochester International Airport will use the DOT funding to help fund phase II of a project to improve the line-of-sight between Runways 04/22 and 10/28, an effort that can help enhance safety.