Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Malone-Dufort Airport is Set to Receive Nearly $120,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Runway Improvements

May 30, 2012

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Malone-Dufort Airport is set to receive $118,080 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds to help rehabilitate the airport’s runway. Specifically, the grant will fund the design of an updated runway to maintain structural integrity of the pavement and minimize debris. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.

“This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Franklin County residents and all visitors to the North County can continue to access one of our nation’s most beautiful regions year round,” said Senator Schumer. “Whether they travel for business or pleasure, general aviation passengers can now look forward to a safer, smoother landing on Malone-Dufort’s runway.”

“This is an important investment for the Malone-Dufort Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “An updated runway will help provide better, safer service for travelers, and help open up better access to the North Country.”

The funding for the Malone-Dufort 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).