GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $20.5 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT AIRPORTS ACROSS NEW YORK
Funding Supports Airport Safety and Enhances Regional Economic Competitiveness
Includes $10 million from the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition to Support Smaller Airports
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $20.5 million in funding for 29 airport projects under the Aviation Capital Grant Program. This state-funded program supports strategic investments at public-use airports across New York to ensure safety, modernize aviation-related facilities, leverage private investment, and sustain and create well-paying aeronautical-related jobs.
"New York's airports are the front door to the Empire State, and in order to build on our efforts to attract new businesses and visitors, we will invest in these regional gateways to provide the best and safest travel opportunities for everyone," Governor Cuomo said. "Modernizing our airports and transforming them into state-of-the-art transit hubs will keep New York competitive in today's global economy, while providing an improved, more efficient means of travel for residents and visitors for decades to come."
In March 2017, Governor Cuomo announced the availability of funding, which was included in the $21.1 billion five-year State Transportation Plan. Projects funded under this initiative include security checkpoint enhancements; acquisition of ground service and maintenance equipment; terminal modernization and expansion; and construction of airplane hangar facilities.
The following public-use airports have received funding in each region:
Capital Region: $2.6 million
$249,723 to Columbia County Airport for Demolition of Farm Structures/Obstructions.