$10 million for improvements to New York airport infrastructure
This funding, from the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program, will support safety, infrastructure, and economic development projects across the State.
“Our airports are the gateways to New York and serve as key drivers of job creation and economic growth for communities across the state,” Governor Cuomo said.
“These improvements will help make our airports safer and more accessible to millions of travelers and ensure they remain viable transportation hubs and economic engines for years to come.”
New York State awarded $10 million to 20 applicants through a competitive solicitation process. This investment will upgrade existing airport infrastructure, construct additional hangar space and help accommodate future passenger demands.
Additionally, it will address airport needs beyond the resources available through the Federal Aviation Administration and local funds. An additional $8.7 million in private and local funding is being leveraged through this state initiative.
This funding is in addition to a new $200 million Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization competition included in the 2016-17 budget agreement. ■