Press Release

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

Jun 24, 2009

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.