SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HUDSON VALLEY AIRPORTS
Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Taxiways, Construct Snow Removal Equipment, And Reconstruct Airport Beacons
Sullivan County International, Orange County Airport To Receive Federal Funding
Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Hudson Valley Pick Up Where It Lifted Off
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,609,349 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Sullivan County International and Orange County Airport. The senators said that the funding will be used for a variety of airport safety and quality improvement projects, including rehabilitating taxiways, constructing snow removal equipment, and reconstructing airport beacons.
“Air travel in and out of Hudson Valley is vital to the connectivity and success of the regional economy, which is why, as the region reopens after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we provide the funding necessary to keep the airports safe and efficient,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud to deliver this funding and will continue to fight to make sure the Hudson Valley region has the help it needs to revive and thrive.”
“As communities in New York prepare to reopen, this critical funding will help local airports in the Hudson Valley region provide high-quality and safe travel experiences,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding is key to ensuring the continued economic stability and success of this region. I will continue fighting for the resources our airports across New York need to safely reopen, rebuild, and transition into a post-coronavirus era.”
Specifically, Sullivan County International will receive $2,072,683 and Orange County Airport will receive $536,666. A portion of the funding to each airport comes from FAA CARES Act grants, which Schumer had a direct hand in negotiating.