Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $17 Million For Upstate Airports

Upstate NY airports to get $17 million from US government

Upstate NY airports to get $17 million from US government

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that $17.2 million in federal funding was given for airports in upstate NY, according to a press release.

Two airports across the state are getting a boost from the federal government in funding for improvement projects.

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"Ensuring safe and secure air travel is critical to sustaining Hawaii's economy and commerce", Sen. "Federal funding for these runway improvement projects will help to strengthen runway safety at the Kahului and Hilo International airports". "I am very pleased to announce that more than $17 million will go to modernize airports and to support New York State's infrastructure. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across NY".

In addition, Hilo International Airport will receive $4,430,340 in funding for drainage improvements needed to eliminate airfield ponding along the north and south shoulders of Runway 8/26 for aircraft safety purposes. AIP 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.

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The Orange County Airport received $360,000, and the Sullivan County International Airport received $68,940, the release said.

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