07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce $247,000 For Stewart International Airport

Federal Money Will Be Used For Snow Removal Equipment

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded $247,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Stewart International Airport. The money will be used to acquire snow removal equipment.

This is great news for the Hudson Valley," said Schumer. "The Stewart International Airport welcomes travelers to New York each year, and these improvements are important for local businesses and strengthening the local economy. I will continue to fight for federal funds to help the airport remain a thriving center of activity and a hub for economic growth in the region."

Stewart Airport has announced a number of very positive developments in recent months and this is yet another boost for them. If we are to maximize Stewarts capacity as a regional airport we must make sure that flights can land and take off at any time. This funding will help ensure that passengers can get in and out, no matter what the conditions or the weather, Senator Clinton said.

This grant will provide federal funding to acquire a snow removal vehicle at Stewart International Airport. This equipment is necessary to maintain safety at the airport during adverse weather. This will allow the airport to remain open and reduce delays during these periods.



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