U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, recently announced $1,005,892 in funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport, allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.
The airport will use the funding to design and reconstruct 800 feet of the existing Taxiway H pavement. This investment follows similar federal investments, 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 deicing facility at the airport.
Within the past 60 days, the Rochester airport has received over $5.8 million in new federal investments.
“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Gillibrand. “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.”
The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes and other similar revenue sources.