Hudson Valley News
4:30 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Senators Announce $600K for Kingston-Ulster Airport

A mid-Hudson Valley airport gets an FAA Award that will be Used to make improvements which in turn will stimulate the regional economy. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports

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U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced just over $627-thousand dollars in federal funding is being awarded to Kingston-Ulster Airport to upgrade runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.

Schumer says “The repaired runway will improve airport safety, thereby bringing more businesses and travelers to the Hudson Valley.” Gillibrand calls it “an important investment for the Kingston-Ulster Airport and the surrounding region: the news was welcomed by County Executive Mike Hein, who noted that “Enhanced access by air is a critical component to growing our local economy.”

The federal funding will specifically be used to rehabilitate the existing runway to ensure the safety of airport operations and that people and commerce can move through the airport at the highest efficiency. 
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