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Tonko Announces $1,862,994 for Upgrades at Albany, Schenectady Airports

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Albany, NY, June 1, 2017 | comments
Rep. Tonko applauded the awards, saying “Improving the Capital Region’s world-class aviation facilities offers immediate and long-term economic benefits in the form of increased tourism, business activity and commercial development. These specific improvements will help to ensure that passengers coming to our region are able to do so safely. I am pleased that the U.S. Department of Transportation has recognized the importance of maintaining these vital commercial hubs for our region.” - Rep. Paul Tonko
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ALBANY, NYRep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded several grants to the Albany and Schenectady airports totaling $1,862,994. These awards include $1,493,994 to reconstruct taxiway lighting and $90,000 to improve storm water runoff drainage at Albany International Airport, as well as $279,000 to reconstruct airfield guidance signs and runway lighting at Schenectady County Airport.

Rep. Tonko applauded the awards, saying “Improving the Capital Region’s world-class aviation facilities offers immediate and long-term economic benefits in the form of increased tourism, business activity and commercial development. These specific improvements will help to ensure that passengers coming to our region are able to do so safely. I am pleased that the U.S. Department of Transportation has recognized the importance of maintaining these vital commercial hubs for our region.”

Albany International Airport is a publicly-owned facility that maintains approximately 15,700 feet of runway. Schenectady County Airport is a publicly-owned facility that maintains approximately 11,851 feet of runway.

 

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