June 03, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $86,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Essex County's Ticonderoga Municipal Airport

Funding Will Be Used to Rehabilitate Runway at Ticonderoga Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $86,792 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the Town of Ticonderoga Municipal Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate the Ticonderoga Municipal Airport runway.

"This is great news for Essex County," said Schumer. "This funding will improve the runway at Ticonderoga Municipal Airport and lay the foundation for future economic growth in the aviation and technology sectors. I will continue to support funds that support infrastructure improvements to improve aviation in New York."

"This is a great investment for the Ticonderoga Municipal Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, improve critical infrastructure and enhance safety for travelers. 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 to restore the runway of the Airport. The rehabilitation of the runway will significantly enhance operational safety by correcting an existing line-of-sight problem at the airport.