Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Upstate New York Airports Awarded Nearly $25 Million To Modernize & Rehabilitate Facilities Through The Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law 

Feb 23, 2023

Funding Comes From The Newest Round Of the Highly Competitive Airport Terminal Grant Program 

Schumer, Gillibrand: Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law Is Helping Upstate Airports From Buffalo To Albany Reach New Heights

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just awarded Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton’s airports a total of nearly $25 million in competitive federal funding. The funding comes from the Airport Terminal Program, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Law.

“From Buffalo to Albany to Binghamton to Syracuse, the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law is giving our Upstate airports the lift they need fly higher than ever before. This major nearly $25 million federal investment will help these much needed renovations for modern airport terminals takeoff,” said Senator Schumer. “As majority leader, I am proud to have led the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law to passage and to land this significant boost in funding for Upstate airports to give our travelers the modern facilities they need to help the economies from Western NY, the Southern Tier, CNY, and the Capital Region soar.”

“New York’s airports welcome millions of travelers each year and play a critical role in facilitating tourism, spurring local economic growth, and creating good-paying jobs across our state,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I fought to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law to provide funding like this to airports from Albany to Buffalo and I’ll keep working to make sure that every airport has the resources it needs to modernize its facilities and enhance safety.”

A full list of funding recipients is below:

Airport NameProject DescriptionAward
Albany International AirportThis project rehabilitates the sponsor owned Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) including existing mechanical, electrical, and HVAC building systems that have reached their useful life. The project will improve energy efficiency and bring the systems up to current standards$2,000,000
Buffalo Niagara International AirportThis project funds a portion of the rehabilitation of the aging terminal HVAC system. The renovations will enhance air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.$7,000,000
Syracuse Regional Airport AuthorityThe Airport has started a sustainability initiative to increase energy efficiency and cut emissions of the terminal building. This project replaces the terminal HVAC system, windows, and siding with more energy efficient materials.$8,600,000
Greater Binghamton AirportThis project involves a renovation of the passenger terminal and the associated vehicle approach. The project funds a portion of the improvements to reconstruct the passenger hold room, replaces the aging HVAC equipment with reliable, energy efficient units, installs two passenger-boarding bridges and expands the exterior canopy.$7,000,000