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Collins announces DOT funding to improve 4 area airports


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Collins (NY-27) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has allocated over two million dollars in funding to improve the Niagara Falls International Airport, the Greater Rochester International Airport, the Ley Roy Airport, and the Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport. These improvements will help ensure the longevity of the airports' infrastructure.

"Our regions' airports play a considerable role in our daily lives, whether it is moving cargo or people.  We have to ensure they are functional and safe," said Congressman Collins. "Not only do our airports get us from one place to another, they support millions of jobs across the nation and keep America competitive. These grants will provide these airports with the ability to make improvements that could ultimately increase air-traffic."

The Niagara Falls International Airport will receive a total of $135,000.00 to remove tree obstruction from the airport's runways. An additional $315,000.00 was granted to reconstruct the existing pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.

The Greater Rochester International Airport will receive $1,500,000.00 to remove hazardous obstructions from the airport's runway to enhance the overall safety of the tarmac.

The Ley Roy Airport will receive $144,875.00 to conduct an environmental impact to study to evaluate any potential effects that may ensue during the airport's tree obstruction removal project.
The Buffalo-Lancaster Airport will receive $142,500.00 to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to a proposed obstruction removal project.

For more information about the airport infrastructure grants, click here:

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