New York airport infrastructure to benefit from state grants
New York – More than $20 million in state grants will go toward strategic infrastructure enhancements at 24 public airports across New York.
This state funding will enhance safety, facilitate innovation, leverage existing resources, advance business development, and promote sustainability and resilience at these facilities.
Westchester County Airport
Administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, projects funded through the Aviation Capital Investment Program include the construction of new security and access control improvements, deployment of new automated weather monitoring systems, and the construction and rehabilitation of new and existing hangars and aircraft refueling facilities.
In Central New York, $1.3 million will support Hamilton Municipal Airport’s safe removal/disposal of an existing aged fueling facility and construction of a new state-of-the-art environmentally friendly refueling facility.
South Albany Airport in the Capital District will receive $1 million to use for construction of a solar electric generation system, upgraded septic system, and a new facility to store equipment used to maintain operations during inclement weather events.
The state awarded Westchester County Airport and Hudson Valley Regional Airport $1.5 million for a new central aircraft deicing ramp and $1.4 million for operational support buildings, respectively.
North Country airports stand to receive a total of $5.2 million in state grants, including $1.4 million for the construction of a new hangar at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport.
Funding was awarded to projects through a competitive solicitation process and evaluated based on established criteria including economic benefit, operational efficiencies, safety enhancements, and the potential for attracting new or expanded aeronautical-related activities. The selection criteria prioritized projects that were cost-effective and contributed to greenhouse gas emission reductions.