The Griffiss International Airport in Rome was granted over $7.5 million in federal funding to use fo improvements to the runway.
“Keeping Griffiss International Airport in top-notch shape is crucial for passenger safety and to attracting business and tourism to Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley,” said Chuck Senator Schumer. “With this funding, Griffiss International Airport will be able to make critical infrastructure upgrades, including the reconstruction of a runway, which will improve the comfort, safety, and operations for those that fly in and out of Oneida County.”
“Investing in local airport infrastructure is critical to New York’s economic development,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal investment will allow Giffiss International Airport to upgrade its facilities for people coming to and from Oneida County. I will continue to push for resources that airports across New York need to be safe, modern, and efficient.”
The funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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.