Airport Gets Over $1M in Taxpayer Funds for 800 Feet of Taxiway

By Eric Scheiner | September 30, 2016 | 3:28 PM EDT

Greater Rochester International Airport (wikipedia commons)

( - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced $1,005,892 of taxpayer money from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be used to design and reconstruct 800 feet of the existing taxiway pavement for the Greater Rochester International Airport. 

“All together within the past 60 days the Rochester airport has received over $5.8 million in new federal investments,” a press release from Schumer’s office says.

“This latest over $1 million investment follows similar recent federal investments announced by Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand including over $2.9 million to undertake taxiway improvements and a service road relocation project, as well as $1.9 million grant to fund a new de-icing facility at the airport.”

“Making sure our airports are clear for takeoff is essential for the safety of air travelers and the smooth functioning of the local economy,” Schumer says.

“These funds through the Department of Transportation are a major investment that will allow the Greater Rochester International Airport to renovate and upgrade their facilities,” Gillibrand says.

“I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York."

Eric Scheiner
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