09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $597,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow The Airport To Acquire Snow Removal Equipment 

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $597,420 for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to fund the acquisition of new snow removal equipment.

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to Oneida County,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, Griffiss International Airport will be able to make sure its runways are kept clear and working when winter storms hit, increasing safety for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Oneida County every day.”

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.

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