Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $67,000 For Cortland County – Chase Field Airoprt

Jun 20, 2011

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $66,500 in Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for Cortland County – Chase Field Airport. The funds will be used for the construction of a snow removal equipment building, as well as replacing airport devices for the first time in over 20 years.

“This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Cortland County Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, the airport can make renovations that will ensure passenger safety and the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that promote safety at all New York airports.”

“These are important investments for Cortland County – Chase Field,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help provide critical upgrades to improve the airport and provide better service for travelers.”

The DOT grant will be used to help fund the construction of a snow removal equipment building, and replace the airport beacon, wind cone and segmented circle that have been use for over two decades – upgrades that will help allow the airport to maintain its current level of service.