FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2011
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SET TO RECEIVE NEARLY $760,000 IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO IMPROVE TERMINAL BUILDING
DOT Funding Will Support Long-Term Improvement Plans for Airport Terminal
Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is An Important Step to Improve Air Travel for New Yorkers
Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Plattsburgh International Airport is set to receive $759,426 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds to support long-term improvements planned for the airport’s terminal building.
“Plattsburgh International is a cornerstone of the North Country economy, and these funds will only help cement that status,” said Schumer. “This funding will help us take the next step towards an expanded terminal and improved air service for passengers.”
“This is an important investment for Plattsburgh International,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help support long-term infrastructure upgrades to improve the airport and provide better service for travelers.”
The funding for Plattsburgh International Airport will initiate an assessment to evaluate the environmental impacts of the full terminal build-out planned to take place over the next 30 years as part of their effort to improve capacity in the airport’s terminal building.