September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Orange County Airport

FAA Awards will be used to Construct New Runway

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,436,958 in federal funding for the Orange County Airport for construction of a new runway. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.
 
“This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that the Orange County Airport can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for years to come,” said Senator Schumer. “Maintaining safety on the runway and around the airport is essential for the success of the airport and economic growth in the  Hudson Valley.” 


“This is an important investment for the Orange County Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Investments like this in our transportation infrastructure are some of the fastest, most effective ways to strengthen our economy. Adding a new runway can help provide better, safer service for travelers and business, keep more flights on the move through the Hudson Valley, and help strengthen the local economy.”


The federal funding for the Orange County Airport will be used to construct a new runway complete with the appropriate signage, lighting and drainage.