03.15.21

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $480 MILLION FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS & TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEWEST COVID RELIEF PACKAGE

Upstate Airports Will Get $84M & Upstate Transit Systems Are Estimated To Get $395M In Federal Dollars As Part Of Schumer-Led American Rescue Plan

Schumer Says Pandemic Has Created Unnavigable Storms For Airports And Public Transportation; Lands Fed Assistance For Road To Transit Recovery

Schumer: More Help Is On The Way For Upstate Transit Grounded By Pandemic

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that the recently-signed American Rescue Plan includes $480,249,023 that will guide Upstate New York’s pandemic-battered airports and transit systems to lift off. Specifically, Upstate airports will receive $84,410,140, and Upstate transit systems will receive $395,838,883 of the total amount.

Schumer said that as the COVID crisis extends beyond what was initially estimated, impacting the air travel industry and public transportation systems for months on end, the federal funding allocated for them in the American Rescue Plan will help transportation systems keep their wheels turning while New York recovers from the pandemic and returns to ‘normal’.

“Air travel and public transportation are among the most severely impacted industries amid the pandemic, and both are vital to the connectivity and success of the Upstate economy,” said Senator Schumer. “Airports and transit systems serve important functions in their communities, especially in more rural areas, connecting communities and residents and allowing for economic opportunities to cruise in. As Majority Leader, I was proud to make transportation funding a priority and the American Rescue Plan will deliver this much needed aid to keep Upstate residents connected. Help is on the way that will put Upstate New York’s transportation on the road to recovery.”

Schumer explained that the funding announced today will be allocated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and includes $12.5 million for the New York State DOT Rural 5311 program. This program aims to support public transportation in areas with populations of less than 50,000 people and funds may be used for capital and operating assistance grants to local public bodies, tribes, and operators of intercity bus services in rural areas.

This funding is in addition to the $143,980,632 Schumer secured for upstate airports and $395,239,378 for upstate transit in the past relief bills. In total, Schumer has now secured over $624,229,655  for upstate airports and  $624,472,505 for transit in the past year.

Estimated breakdowns of the $480 million going to Upstate New York airports and transit systems can be found below:

AIRPORTS

AIRPORT NAME

GRAND TOTAL

Albany International

$13,395,263

Plattsburgh International

$2,158,652

Columbia County

$59,000

Saratoga County

$59,000

Floyd Bennett Memorial

$59,000

Schenectady County

$59,000

Adirondack Regional

$59,000

Fulton County

$32,000

Ticonderoga Municipal

$22,000

Piseco

$22,000

Lake Placid

$22,000

Malone-Dufort

$22,000

Syracuse Hancock International

$12,209,054

Ogdensburg International

$1,155,748

Watertown International

$1,130,240

Massena International-Richards Field

$59,000

Potsdam Municipal/Damon Field

$59,000

Griffiss International

$59,000

Oswego County

$32,000

Cortland County-Chase Field

$32,000

Hamilton Municipal

$32,000

Greater Rochester International

$12,061,336

Penn Yan

$59,000

Perry-Warsaw

$32,000

Finger Lakes Regional

$32,000

Dansville Municipal

$32,000

Genesee County

$32,000

Canandaigua

$32,000

Westchester County

$8,908,599

New York Stewart International

$4,050,393

Orange County

$32,000

Sullivan County International

$32,000

Warwick Municipal

$32,000

Joseph Y Resnick

$32,000

Hudson Valley Regional

$32,000

Elmira/Corning Regional

$2,498,550

Ithaca Tompkins Regional

$1,980,173

Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field

$1,220,370

Corning-Painted Post

$32,000

Tri-Cities

$32,000

Wellsville Municipal Airport, Tarantine Field

$32,000

Sidney Municipal

$32,000

Albert S. Nader Regional

$32,000

Lt Warren Eaton

$32,000

Cattaraugus County-Olean

$32,000

Hornell Municipal

$22,000

Buffalo Niagara International

$20,143,833

Niagara Falls International

$2,120,929

Chautauqua County/Dunkirk

$32,000

Chautauqua County/Jamestown

$32,000

TRANSIT SYSTEMS

URBANIZED AREA (UZA)

ARPA TRANSIT APPORTIONMENT

Albany-Schenectady, NY (CDTA)

$51,653,331

Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY

$87,496,788

Buffalo, NY

$79,412,566

Ithaca, NY (TCAT)

$7,136,606

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh, NY-NJ

$66,481,159

Rochester, NY (RGRTA)

$45,480,679

Syracuse, NY (Centro)

$34,136,106

Utica, NY (Centro)

$4,426,275

Elmira, NY  (C -TRAN)

$2,112,816

Kingston, NY

$1,310,895

Binghamton, NY-PA  (BC Transit)

$2,390,194

Saratoga Springs, NY

$515,072

Glens Falls, NY

$407,614

Watertown, NY (CitiBus)

$250,973

Middletown, NY

$125, 700

NYSDOT Rural (5311)

$12,502,109

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