June 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $151,000 In Federal Funding For Adirondack Regional Airport

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Upgrade Critical Safety Measures At Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Adirondack Regional Airport in the Saranac Lake area will receive $151,525.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. This project will fund the installation of a new Runway 27 lighting system to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.

“This is an important investment that will ensure pilots flying into Adirondack Airport and the Tri-Lakes area will be able to land their planes safely,” said Schumer. “Our regional airports are important centers of economic activity, and when it comes to aviation safety, we should assist our airports with resources needed for safe travel.”

“This funding will help support critical infrastructure upgrades to Adirondack Regional Airport,” said Senator Gillibrand. Adirondack Airport is a vital economic anchor that businesses and travelers rely on every day and I will continue to push for funding for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety.”

This funding for Adirondack Regional Airport in New York is part of the Airport Improvement Program 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.