FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2007
Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $4 Million For The John F. Kennedy International Airport
Federal Funds Will be Used to Improve Runway Safety
Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4,081,704 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Federal funds will be used to improve runway safety.
“With air traffic reaching an all-time high in New York, it’s crucial that travelers going to and from JFK have safe and efficient air service,” said Schumer. “This money will help JFK remain a world class airport by making essential improvements to its infrastructure.”
“This is welcome news for the John F. Kennedy International Airport,” said Senator Clinton. “This funding will be used for necessary runway improvements that are critical to the airport’s continued maintenance and operation. It is especially important to provide safe and efficient air service at one of the nation’s busiest airports and I am pleased we can continue to provide support in this way.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will use the federal funds to improve the Overrun Safety Area of Runway 22L.