August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $82,000 in Federal Funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow Airport to Improve Runway Safety

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,200 for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to fund the removal of runway obstructions to improve safety.

“Keeping our airport runways in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to Oneida County,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the Griffiss International Airport will be able to make the critical infrastructure and runway upgrades to increase safety for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Oneida County every day.”

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for travelers who utilize it,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds through the Department of Transportation are a major investment that will allow the Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County to make important runway safety upgrades. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York.”

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) 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.