AASHTO Journal

NYSDOT Funnels $20.5M in State Infrastructure Grants to 29 Airports

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this month that the state Department of Transportation will administer $20.5 million in airport infrastructure and safety improvement grants through 29 projects under the state's Aviation Capital Grant Program.

nysdot-in.jpgCuomo said those public-use airports "are the front door to the Empire State, and in order to build on our efforts to attract new businesses and visitors we will invest in these regional gateways to provide the best and safest travel opportunities for everyone."

He added: "Modernizing our airports and transforming them into state-of-the-art transit hubs will keep New York competitive in today's global economy, while providing an improved, more efficient means of travel for residents and visitors for decades to come."

The Jan. 8 announcement said the NYSDOT would quickly begin working with airport project sponsors to deliver the improvements.

Acting NYSDOT Commissioner Paul Karas said sustained investments in airports would help their communities remain economically competitive. "These state investments will assist New York airports in achieving their mission, which is to further economic development," Karas said.

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