Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Airport Infrastructure  

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $733,351 for Sullivan County International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, this federal investment will be used for the reconstruction of airfield guidance signs, taxiway edge lighting systems, and the installation of a replacement wind cone navigational aid.

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the Sullivan County and across the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Schumer. “These federal funds will allow Sullivan County International Airport to reconstruct airfield guidance signs and taxiway lighting systems and allow the airport to install a replacement wind cone navigational aid. These improvements will enable safer, more efficient service for the passengers and pilots who fly in and out of the area every day.”

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the travelers to and from New York,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds through the Department of Transportation are a major investment that will allow the Sullivan County International Airport to renovate and upgrade their facilities. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York.”

“We are appreciative of Senator’s Schumer and Gillibrand for aiding in obtaining funding for the Sullivan County International Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration. With additional funding, Sullivan County International Airport will be able to update critical infrastructure and maintain safety features that are important for the daily operations of the airport,” said Joseph Perello, Sullivan County Legislator and Chairman of the Public Works Committee

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s FAA. The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.


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