August 04, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $150,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Greater Binghamton Airport

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Snow Removal Equipment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $151,626 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the Great Binghamton Airport. The grant will be used to acquire snow removal equipment which will allow for more efficient cleaning of runways during adverse winter weather conditions. 

"These funds are a win-win for the Greater Binghamton Airport," said Schumer. "It is important that our airports operate safely and efficiently under all weather conditions and the new snow removal equipment will help keep the airport running smoothly even in the dead of winter."

"This is a great investment for the Greater Binghamton Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will help improve infrastructure, enhance safety for travelers and help keep more flights on time. I will continue working with Senator Schumer and the entire Congressional Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

According to the DOT grant, these funds will be used to replace snow removal equipment at the Greater Binghamton Airport/ Edwin A. Link Field.