August 18, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei, Miner Announce More Than $1.7 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock Airport

SYRACUSE, NY – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representative Dan Maffei, and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner today announced that the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority has been awarded $1,711,800 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Authority will use this grant to make upgrades to Airport storage facilities.

"Making sure our airports are as safe as possible is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be able to make the facility upgrades necessary to keep equipment in top shape for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of the airport every day. Keeping this airport in top shape will allow it to continue to serve as a major economic driver for all of Central New York."

“Investing in New York’s vital transportation infrastructure allows us to keep pace with the growing economy and tourism industry,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding for the Syracuse Hancock Airport will help provide better, safer service for travelers and business, and will help strengthen the local economy.”

“We must invest in local transportation infrastructure to create jobs and grow the economy in Central New York,” said Rep. Maffei. “This grant will help the Syracuse Hancock Airport make necessary upgrades to outdated facilities.  I am proud to partner with Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Mayor Miner to bring these important federal resources to our region.”

“Investing in the airport is a top priority and I appreciate the support we receive from our federal partners,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is a major component of our area’s economic growth strategy. Any funding which keeps the airport operating as efficiently and effectively as possible is a direct investment in the growth of the City of Syracuse.”