September 06, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Oneonta Municipal Airport Is Set To Receive Over $480,000 In Department Of Transportation Funding For Runway Improvements

DOT Funding Will Be Used to Remove Obstructions and Make Overall Runway Improvements at Oneonta Municipal Airport, Improve Passenger Safety

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Oneonta Municipal Airport is set to receive $481,063  in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the grant will allow Oneonta Municipal Airport to enter its second phase of tree removal in the approach of Runway 24. The removal of these obstructions will enhance safety at the airport for passengers and pilots. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports.
"This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Oneonta Municipal Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, this airport can make runway 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.”

“This is an important investment for Oneonta Municipal Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help upgrade the airport’s runway, and provide better, safer service for New Yorkers.”
The funding for Oneonta Municipal Airport is part of the Airport Improvement Program, administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration. 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).