08.10.04

Schumer Announces Over $465,000 For Albany International Airport

Money Will Be Used To Remove Tree Obstructions From Runway 19

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded over $465,000 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to the Albany International Airport for removing obstructions from Runway 19.

"Bringing low cost airlines like Independence Air to the region has helped Albany's economy, but we need to keep doing more," said Schumer. "We have to make sure that we maintain and upgrade our airports to ensure that we keep passengers safe while at the same time meet the challenge of increased demand so we can continue to attract new carriers to the region."

Albany International Airport will use the grant for tree removal on Runway 19 so it can enhance safe aircraft operations on the airport.

In addition to the $465,500 for the Albany International Airport, Schumer also announced today that the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County will receive $14,270 in funding to conduct an environmental study required before beginning airport projects.

The CorningPainted Post Airport in Steuben County will receive $803,700 for development of a parallel taxiway and reconstruction of a runway. The Joseph Y. Resnick Airport in Ellenville will receive $225,000 to build a snow removal equipment building and $344,031 to construct a taxiway.



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