07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $152,000 For Buffalo Airfield

Federal Money Will Be Used To Acquire Land and Remove Obstructions

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $152,292 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Buffalo Airfield. The money will be used to acquire land for approaches and remove obstructions.

This is great news for Western New York," said Schumer. "The Buffalo Airfield welcomes tourists traveling 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."

This is great news for Buffalo Airfield and will be a boost to an airport that provides a range of specialty aviation services. This runway extension will mean that the airport can continue serve its customers and generate jobs in the area, Senator Clinton said.

This grant will provide federal funding for land acquisition and obstruction removal at Buffalo Airfield. The land acquisition is required to gain control of the existing Runway 6 protections zone. Runway End 6 tree removal is required to enhance safe aircraft operations.



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