08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airport

Albany, N.Y. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced $3,036,119 in federal funding for the Albany International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Albany International to Airport will use the funding to design and construct three passenger boarding bridges to maintain the efficient movement of passengers at the airport.

“Keeping our airport terminals in top-notch shape is crucial for traveler safety and for attracting business and tourism to the region,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, the Albany International Airport will be able to make the critical infrastructure upgrades to its passenger boarding bridges, which will increase safety and efficiency for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of the Albany area every day.

“Investing in our airport’s infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding through the Department of Transportation is a major investment for the Capital Region to redesign and upgrade outdated boarding bridges. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at our airports.”

“This is a big win for Albany International. Our local airports are huge drivers of the local economy, and ensuring that they have the tools they need to provide safe and convenient travel to the business community and leisure travelers is critical to achieve the economic growth that we are all working toward in our region. I applaud John O'Donnell and his team at Albany International for the important work they do each and every day,” said Tonko.

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