08.10.04

Schumer Announces Over $817,000 For Southern Tier Airports

Oneonta Municipal Airport to receive $14,000 for conducting environmental study required before beginning airport projects Corning-Paitned Post Airport to receive $803,000 for development of parallel taxiway and reconstruction of runway

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded over $817,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to two airports in the Southern Tier the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County and the CorningPainted Post Airport in Steuben County.

"Safe and secure air service is a critical engine of the Southern Tier's continued economic growth," said Schumer. "This funding will allow Oneonta Municipal Airport and CorningPainted Post Airport to continue to keep travelers safe by meeting today's modern aviation demands.

Airports must conduct environmental assessments before embarking on airport projects. Oneonta Municipal Airport will use the grant to prepare phase II of an environmental assessment for projects identified by the Airport's master plan. CorningPainted Post Airport will use the grant to acquire easement or permission to use the property necessary for land development of a parallel taxiway and transient apron in accordance with the FAA's standards. The airport will also use the money to reconstruct a runway by paving an existing turf runway to provide a safer landing surface and allow year round use of the airport.

In addition to the $14,270 for the Oneonta Municipal Airport and the $803,700 for the CorningPainted Post Airport, Schumer also announced today that the Albany International Airport will receive $465,500 in funding for tree removal on Runway 19. 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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