Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $600,000 for Kingston-Ulster Airport

Sep 12, 2012

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $627,840 in federal funding is being awarded to Kingston-Ulster Airport to upgrade runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.

“This Federal Aviation Administration grant will ensure that the Kingston-Ulster Airport can continue to serve residents and visitors and help boost the area’s economy,” said Senator Schumer. “The repaired runway will improve airport safety, thereby bringing more businesses and travelers to the Hudson Valley.” 

“This is an important investment for the Kingston-Ulster Airport and the surrounding region,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Updating the airport’s runway will help provide better, safer service for travelers and businesses, and help strengthen the local economy.”

“Enhanced access by air is a critical component to growing our local economy,” Ulster County Executive Mike Hein said. “I want to thank Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand for their leadership on this issue. This is yet another example of their commitment to Ulster County.”

The federal funding will specifically be used to rehabilitate the existing runway to ensure the safety of airport operations and that people and commerce can move through the airport at the highest efficiency.