August 30, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $340k Investment To Town Of Wawarsing From Federal Aviation Administration – Funding For Snow Removal Equipment And Perimeter Fencing At Joseph Y. Resnick Airport

Department of Transportation Award For Safety Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants to the town of Warwarsing: one for $97,626 and one for $251,856 for important infrastructure improvement. The two grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

Specifically, this investment from the FAA via the Airport Improvement Program will help fund Joseph Y. Resnick Airport’s acquisition of snow removal equipment, tractor with snow pusher and half ton truck with plow, that will keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and aid in the efficiency and safety of operations. Grant funding will also be used to install perimeter fencing along the south airport boundary. The existing snow equipment has reached the end of its useful life and requires replacement, and the installation of a replacement perimeter fence will protect the airport from unauthorized entry.

“This Federal Aviation Administration grant will ensure that Joseph Y. Resnick Airport can continue to serve residents and visitors and help boost the area’s economy,” said Senator Schumer. “The master plan will help improve airport efficiency and safety, thereby bringing more businesses and travelers to the region year round.” 

“This is a smart investment for the town of Wawarsing,” Senator Gillibrand said. “When we upgrade snow removal equipment and upgrade airport infrastructure, we can clear runways faster, keep more flights on time, and provide safer service for travelers and businesses Ulster County, helping to keep them on the move even during the some of the harshest winter conditions.”