The Record (Troy, NY)

Albany Internatio­nal Airport to receive $2 million in federal funding

- Staff report

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced the U.S. Department of Transporta­tion (DOT) Federal Aviation Administra­tion (FAA) has awarded Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Binghamton’s airports a total of nearly $25 million in competitiv­e federal funding.

The funding comes from the Airport Terminal Program, created by the Bipartisan Infrastruc­ture Investment & Jobs


“From Buffalo to Albany to Binghamton to Syracuse, the Bipartisan Infrastruc­ture & Jobs Law is giving our Upstate airports the lift they need fly higher than ever before. This major nearly $25 million federal investment will help these much needed renovation­s for modern airport terminals takeoff,” Schumer said in a press release.

“As majority leader, I am proud to have led the Bipartisan Infrastruc­ture & Jobs Law to passage and to land this significan­t boost in funding for Upstate airports to give our travelers the modern facilities they need to help the economies from Western N.Y., the Southern Tier, CNY, and the Capital Region soar.”

“New York’s airports welcome millions of travelers each year and play a critical role in facilitati­ng tourism, spurring local economic growth, and creating good-paying jobs across our state,” said Gillibrand. “I fought to pass the Bipartisan Infrastruc­ture & Jobs Law to provide funding like this to airports from Albany to Buffalo and I’ll keep working to make sure that every airport has the resources it needs to modernize its facilities and enhance safety.”

Albany Internatio­nal Airport will receive $2 million dollars toward rehabilita­ting the sponsor-owned Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) including existing mechanical, electrical, and HVAC building systems that have reached their useful life. The project will improve energy efficiency and bring the systems up to current standards.

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Albany Internatio­nal Airport is shown. FILE PHOTO

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