March 25, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.2 Million Coming To Plattsburgh International Airport

Grant Will Be Used for Hangar Renovations and Dock Construction

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1,189,400 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Plattsburgh International Airport in Clinton County.  The grant will be used to fund hangar renovation and nose dock construction projects while creating valuable construction jobs.

“This is great news for Plattsburgh area travelers and businesses," said Schumer. “Local airports are a pipeline for economic development for upstate communities, so it is important that they are well maintained and efficient to keep that pipeline open. And while we continue to climb out of the recession, it’s important to invest in services that create jobs- and these funds will do just that. I will fight to keep funding like this coming.”

“This is a great investment for the North Country,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help improve infrastructure at the airport, support job creation and enhance safety for travelers. I will continue working with Senator Schumer to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government.”

 The DOT grant will fund an structural improvement project at the airport, which connects the North Country with points all along the east coast. The airport’s hangar will be renovated and two nose docks will be constructed.