ONEONTA – An allocation of $225,000 in federal funding will allow Oneonta Municipal Airport to buy new snow-removal equipment, U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, the minority leader, and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced
The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
“These federal funds … will help keep runways clear and flights on-time throughout all four seasons,” said Schumer.
“This investment will help the airport continue to operate even through the Upstate winters, and I will continue to fight for the resources that our airports across New York need,” said Gillibrand.
“I thank Senator Schumer for his continuing support for the City of Oneonta. The acquisition of this snow removal equipment will insure the Oneonta Municipal Airport’s ability to drive our regional economy 12 months a year,” said Mayor Gary Herzig.
This funding is awarded through the AIP and is administered by the FAA. The AIP provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). 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.