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Griffiss International Airport gets federal grant for infrastructure work

By Journal Staff


ROME, N.Y. — Griffiss International Airport has landed $7.6 million in federal funding for infrastructure work.

“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 Sen. Charles Schumer in a release announcing the funding. “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.”

The money, from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will go for surface work and lighting, said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr.

The funding is from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which is funded by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources, according to the release.

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