07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAPITAL REGION AND NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Reconstruct Apron, Rehabilitate Terminals, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Acquire Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Safety Equipment, And Conduct Or Update Studies 

Albany International Airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Columbia County Airport, Lake Placid Airport, Ticonderoga Municipal Airport, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport To Receive Federal Funding

Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Capital Region And North Country Pick Up Where They 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 $8,912,732  in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Albany International Airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Columbia County Airport, Lake Placid Airport, Ticonderoga Municipal Airport, and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. The senators said that the funding will be used for a variety of airport safety and quality improvement projects, including rehabilitating runways, reconstructing apron, rehabilitating terminals, acquiring snow removal equipment, acquiring aircraft rescue and fire-fighting safety equipment, and conducting or updating studies

“Air travel in and out of the Capital Region and North Country is vital to the connectivity and success of the regional economy, which is why, as the regions reopen 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 Capital Region and North Country have the help they need to revive and thrive.”

“As communities in New York prepare to reopen, this critical funding will help local airports in the North Country and Capital  Region provide high-quality and safe travel experiences,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding is key to ensuring economic stability and the success of these regions. 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, Albany International Airport will receive $4,150,000, Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $1,100,000, Columbia County Airport will receive $71,283, Lake Placid Airport will receive $555,555, Ticonderoga Municipal Airport will receive $172,117, and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport will receive $2,863,777. A portion of the funding to each airport comes from FAA CARES Act grants, which Schumer had a direct hand in negotiating.

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