08.25.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $89,000 For Massena International-Richards Field Airport

Federal Funds Will Be Used For Taxiway Rehabilitation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $89,965 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County. The funds will be used for taxiway rehabilitation.

This is great news for Massena," said Schumer. "Massena InternationalRichards Field 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 become a thriving center of activity and a hub for economic growth in the region."

"This funding is very important to help keep the runways at the Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport safe for all passengers. Maintaining the runways will help to ensure smooth operations even during the winter months," said Senator Clinton.

The Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport will use the federal dollars for the rehabilitation of Taxiway D. The pavement is in poor condition and requires rehabilitation to ensure safe aircraft operations.



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