U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $704,966 in federal funding is being awarded to the Finger Lakes Regional Airport to upgrade the airport’s runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.
“This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca Falls can continue to safely serve residents and all visitors to the area for years to come,” said Senator Schumer. “Maintaining a safer, more modern taxiway will not only help Finger Lakes Regional serve local aviators and tourists, but it will also allow businesspeople to access the Finger Lakes area easily and remain a key component of economic growth in the region.”
“This is an important investment for the Finger Lakes Regional Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Updating the airport’s runway infrastructure can help provide better, safer service for travelers and business, and help strengthen the local economy.”
The federal funding for the Finger Lakes Regional Airport will specifically be used for the rehabilitation of Taxiway A, including updating signage and markings, and improving drainage to help ensure the airport operates at its highest efficiency.