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Tonko Cheers $2.1 Million+ Award for Schenectady County Airport

FAA grant will fund taxiway rehabilitation, reconstructed airfield guidance signs & taxiway lighting

SCHENECTADY, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the Schenectady County Airport will receive a federal award of $2,100,232 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This significant investment will be used by the airport to rehabilitate its taxiways, reconstruct airfield guidance signs, and secure new taxiway lighting.

“Today’s announcement is a testament to our continued commitment to strengthening critical infrastructure in our Capital Region and beyond,” Congressman Tonko said. “Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already tackling some of our nation’s most pressing infrastructure needs — devoting significant funding to fixing our airports, roads, and bridges, upgrading our transit systems, and much more. Today, we are seeing those investments make a positive difference in the daily lives of those I serve in the Capital Region. I’m proud of my efforts to get this vital legislation across the finish line, and I remain steadfast in my dedication to securing additional federal funding for our critical local infrastructure needs.”

Today’s announcement comes as part of the seventh package of awards from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2023, which provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). In all, this package includes 262 grants adding up to more than $1 billion in total funding for airports in 48 states and 2 U.S. territories.

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