July 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $820,000 In Department of Transportation Funding To Upgrade Airports Throughout Upstate New York

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Four Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York, Rochester- Finger Lakes & The North Country

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $820,660 in federal funding for four critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the federal funding will be used for renovations and improvements to operational efficiency to airports in Central New York, Rochester– Finger Lakes, and the North Country

“Making sure our airports are clear for takeoff is essential for the safety of air travelers and the smooth functioning of the local economy,” said Senator Schumer. “I am very pleased to announce that more than $800,000 will go to modernize airports and to support New York State’s infrastructure. Enabling these critical projects paves the way for local economies and communities in Upstate New York. I will keep fighting to bring meaningful investment in New York State’s airports which enhance overall quality and safety for passengers, pilots, and communities.”

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds are a major investment that will provide several airports across Upstate New York with the resources to renovate and upgrade their facilities. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York.”

AIP 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.

Breakdown of funding is included below. 

Central New York

Recipient:

County:

Project Description

Amount:

Oswego County Airport

Oswego County

Update existing airport master plan study to define current and future airport needs

$345,510

Cortland County-Chase Field Airport

Cortland County

Reconstruct 19,000 square yards of existing apron pavement, 1,100 feet of existing taxi line pavement

$149,400

Rochester – Finger Lakes

Recipient:

County:

Project Description

Amount:

Finger Lakes Regional Airport

Seneca County

Reconstruct 4,800 square yards of existing apron pavement.

$150,000

North Country

Recipient:

County:

Project Description

Amount:

Adirondack Regional Airport

Franklin County

Removal of tree obstructions on Runway 5/23 and Runway 9/27, and research any related environmental impact

$175,750