FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2006
Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $3 Million For Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Federal Funds Will Be Used For Apron and Taxiway Improvements
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3,095,003 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Onondaga County. The funds will be used to make improvements to its taxiway and apron.
“This is great news for Syracuse," said Schumer. "Syracuse Hancock International Airport welcomes travelers to New York each year, and these improvements are important for local businesses and strengthening the local economy. I will continue to fight for federal funds to help the airport become a thriving center of activity and a hub for economic growth in the region."
“Syracuse-Hancock International Airport is an integral part of the local economy and it is important that we do everything we can to support it," Senator Clinton said. “Keeping passengers safe through airport improvements means more flights arriving and leaving on time and that’s good news for business travelers, commuters and tourists alike.”
Syracuse Hancock International Airport will use the federal dollars to fund construction project that’s will rehabilitate its aviation apron and taxiway. The improvements are necessary due to the age and condition of the existing structures.