07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $2.8 Million For Greater Rochester International Airport

Federal Money will be used Rehabilitation

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,812,001 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The money will be used for the first two phases of apron rehabilitation.

This is great news for the entire Rochester/Finger Lakes Region," said Schumer. "The Greater Rochester International Airport 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 funding is a very welcome and significant investment in the Rochester International Airport and in its capacity to support the regions continued growth, Senator Clinton said. For tourism and business alike, easy access by air is an essential ingredient for economic development, so this funding is important to help Rochester International keep the planes flying and the passengers coming and going, Senator Clinton said.

This grant will provide federal funding for the north concourse terminal apron at Greater Rochester International Airport. The condition of the existing terminal apron is poor and requires rehabilitation.



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