Collins Announces DOT Funding to Improve Four Area Airports
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has allocated millions of dollars in funding to improve the Greater Rochester International Airport, Canandaigua Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and Niagara Falls International Airport. The improvements will ensure the longevity of the airports’ infrastructure.
“Our region’s airports play a considerable role in our daily lives, whether it is moving cargo or people we have to make sure they are functional and safe,” said Collins. “Not only do our airports get us from one place to another, they support millions of jobs across the nation and keep America competitive. The airport infrastructure grants will provide these airports with the ability to make improvements that could ultimately increase air-traffic.”
The Greater Rochester International Airport will receive a total of $3,013,887 to rehabilitate a runway, an access road, and a tarmac. An additional $150,000 was granted to conduct an environmental impact study to evaluate any potential impacts related to a proposed taxiway extension project.
The Canandaigua Airport will receive $644,000 to construct a snow removal equipment building to extend the life of the equipment by protecting it from adverse weather conditions.
The Niagara Falls International Airport will receive $1,425,385 to remove tree obstructions and $185,182 to conduct an environmental impact study to evaluate any potential impacts related to a proposed taxiway reconfiguration project.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport will receive $112,500 to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to a proposed obstruction removal project.
For more information about the airport infrastructure grants, click here.