August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $650,000 for Cortland County-Chase Field

Two FAA Awards will be used for Runway Rehabilitation and Snow Removal Equipment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two awards of $82,800 and $567,000 in federal funding is being awarded to Cortland County-Chase Field to rehabilitate runway 6-24 at the airport and the construction of a snow removal equipment building. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.
 
“I am pleased to add this $650,000 grant to the list of ‘arrivals’ at Cortland County-Chase Field,” said Senator Schumer. “The funding will help Cortland County-Chase enhance its safety by rehabilitating its runway and by allowing it to acquire snow removal equipment to protect the airport from wintry weather conditions.  For New York airports, both big and small, safety comes first.”


“This is an important investment for Cortland County-Chase Field,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Improving the airport’s infrastructure can help provide better, safer service for travelers and business, and help strengthen the local economy.”


The $82,800 federal award for Cortland County-Chase Field will specifically be used to rehabilitate the existing Runway 6-24 pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.  The $567,000 will be used to construct a snow removal equipment building to extend the life of their current equipment by protecting it from weather conditions. This federal funding will help to ensure the airport operates at its safest and highest efficiency.