June 18, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 for Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

Funding Will Be Used for Environmental Assessments in Warren County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $332,500 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant has been allocated to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. The grant will be used to prepare an environmental assessment with preliminary engineering to extend the runway at the airport. This is needed to provide the required length for current and anticipated aircraft traffic.

"Investing in these critical infrastructure upgrades will enhance the safety and sustainability of the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport," said Schumer. "These improvements will help the airport provide its continued excellent service to the flying public. I will continue to fight for funding to maintain and upgrade all New York airports."

"This is a great investment for the Floyd Bennett Memorial 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 be used to prepare an environmental assessment with preliminary engineering to extend the runway at Floyd Memorial Airport in Warren County.