June 24, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce 428,500 in Department of Transportation Funding for Dansville Municipal Airport

Funding Will Be Used to Rehabilitate Taxiways and Improve Passenger Safety

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $28,500 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the Dansville Municipal Airport. The grant will be used to replace a wind cone and segmented circle, and to rehabilitate two taxiways at the airport.

"This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Dansville Municipal Airport every day," said Schumer. "The taxiway at Dansville is in poor condition and in need of repair. With this grant, the airport can make renovations that will ensure passenger safety and smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that promote safety at all New York airports."

"This is a great investment for the Dansville Municipal Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation and bring critical updates for the airport. I will continue working with Senator Schumer and the entire Congressional Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

According to the DOT grant, these funds will provide federal funding for the replacement of a wind cone and segmented circle, and to rehabilitate Taxiways C and D at Dansville Municipal Airport, Dansville, New York. The wind cone and segmented circle require a high degree of maintenance and are approaching the end of their useful life. The existing taxiway pavement is in very poor condition and requires rehabilitation to ensure safe airfield operations.