U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $248,400 in federal funding for two critical infrastructure projects at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will allocate $220,500 to enable improvements to airport terminals and upgrade facilities to meet ADA standards, and an additional $27,900 to reconfigure airport taxiways to enhance safety on airport runways.
“Keeping our airport runways in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the region,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be able to make the critical infrastructure and runway upgrades to increase safety and efficiency for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Onondaga County every day.”
“This funding will help support safety upgrades to Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Investing in our airport’s infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who rely on it every day. I will continue to push for funding to help ensure there is timely, safe air travel New Yorkers can rely on.”
“An investment in our airport is an investment in our entire community and I appreciate the leadership of our Senators who realize the potential of this facility,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “I am pleased we were awarded this funding and we can to continue make our airport a first-class facility.”
This funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport, in Onondaga County New York is part of the Airport Improvement Program and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 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). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.