June 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $14.5 Million In Federal Funding For Orange County Airport

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Airport Infrastructure

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,520,795 for the Orange County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Orange County Airport will use the funding to realign the runway to create a runway safety zone and install runway navigational devices.

“Keeping our airports and infrastructure in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Schumer. “ This federal investment will enable Orange County Airport to make the critical infrastructure improvements to allow for safer, more reliable access to the Hudson Valley and support for local businesses.”

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds through the Department of Transportation are a major investment that will allow the Orange County Airport to renovate and upgrade their facilities. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York.”

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 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). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.