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REP. TOM REED SECURES $3.6 MILLION IN CRITICAL AVIATION & INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR REGIONAL AIPORTS

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Washington, June 30, 2020 | comments


Today, Rep. Tom Reed is proud to deliver $3,624,165 in aviation funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airports across the district. The federal aid will support infrastructure revitalization projects ranging from reconstruction, taxiway lighting, and fire and safety equipment. A portion of the grant funding for these projects comes from the CARES Act.

“We care about making sure our region and its airports have the latest infrastructure in place to grow the economy, support local jobs, and keep our facilities up-to-date,” said Tom. “We will continue to advocate for smart investments in our nation’s infrastructure because they provide direct, tangible economic benefits to the community at large.”

The grants and projects are as follows:

  • Elmira/Corning Regional Airport:
    • Apron Reconstruction - $1,566,666
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport:
    • Acquire Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Safety Equipment - $807,500
    • Rehabilitate Taxiway Lighting - $150,000
  • Corning-Painted Post Airport:
    • Construct Taxi Lane  - $455,092
    • Improve, Modify and Rehabilitate Terminal Building - $44,907
  • Cattaraugus-Olean Airport:
    • Reconstruct Apron - $350,000
    • Rehabilitate Taxiway - $150,000
  • Chautauqua County Dunkirk Airport:
    • Install Misc. NAVIDS, Runway Vertical and Visual Guidance System - $100,000

For more information on the Federal Aviation Administration, please visit: https://www.faa.gov/about/.

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