State Senator Fred Akshar mentioned, “These modernization efforts are important to retaining our native Binghamton Airport aggressive, present and cozy for our vacationers and guests each to and from the Southern Tier. Congratulations to the Larger Binghamton Airport and all concerned within the effort to safe these grants.”
Assemblymember William Magnarelli mentioned, “Modernizing our native airport permits our upstate cities to proceed to be a driver in financial improvement by drawing vacationers and out of city companies to the area. These funds will present a lift for our airport to satisfy the infrastructure and security requirements of right now.”
Assemblymember Donna Lupardo mentioned, “At present’s announcement is welcome information for airports throughout upstate, however particularly for my residence airport at Larger Binghamton. I’ve to commend County Govt Garnar and his staff for not giving up on the purpose of reworking our airport to draw new carriers and new passengers. A particular thanks to Governor Hochul for believing within the potential of our upstate airports as premier gateways to the world. These investments pays dividends as we return to a vibrant post-COVID journey financial system.”
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh mentioned, “As Syracuse and Central New York proceed to expertise financial development, our sturdy transportation infrastructure is a strategic benefit for the area. At present’s Syracuse Hancock Worldwide Airport displays the resurgence taking place in Syracuse. It’s state-of-the-art and geared up for a shiny future. I thank Governor Hochul for these new investments to additional modernize airport services, enhance its worldwide capabilities for passengers and cargo, and make the airport higher for all vacationers.”
Monroe County Govt Adam Bello mentioned, “These enhancements on the Frederick Douglass Larger Rochester Worldwide Airport will make Monroe County extra aggressive on the worldwide stage for each enterprise and tourism — enhancing the expertise for anybody coming to or leaving our group. Thanks to Gov. Kathy Hochul for prioritizing Monroe County’s residents and financial pursuits with this historic funding in our airport and group.”
Broome County Govt Jason Garnar mentioned, “This funding will assist us carry passengers again to the Larger Binghamton Airport by respiration new life into our terminal, making it extra trendy and traveler pleasant. Flying BGM has all the time been about being handy and pleasurable; this award from the State builds on this mission and passengers can count on an expertise that can preserve them coming again. I might wish to thank Governor Hochul for her ongoing dedication to Broome County.”
Jefferson County Chairman William Johnson mentioned, “We’re thrilled with the announcement of the Watertown Worldwide Airport receiving a $28m grant from New York State. This has been a three-year effort on behalf of Jefferson County and it’ll actually rework our airport to the following stage of business service.”
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Theodore T. Kusnierz, Jr. mentioned, “The Saratoga County Airport is a crucial gateway to our native financial system, usually offering enterprise and leisure vacationers their first impression of Saratoga County. This funding helps the County’s plan to modernize airport services by making a sustainable, vitality environment friendly welcome middle. The brand new welcome middle will showcase the various points of interest and facilities of our nice County and that may be loved by guests and group members alike.”
Sullivan County Supervisor Joshua Potosek mentioned, “I might wish to thank Governor Hochul for recognizing the significance of transportation infrastructure funding in New York State. This historic funding within the Sullivan County Airport will permit us to construct upon current investments and improvement and can absolutely allow our airport to flourish for many years into the long run.”
Harrietstown City Supervisor Jordanna Mallach mentioned, “We’re extremely enthusiastic about this chance and thank the state for this award. This undertaking immediately helps our purpose as a city to maneuver in the direction of vitality effectivity throughout our group. We’ve got seen a gradual rise in business journey by way of our airport due to federal funding, and this renovation will present elevated consolation and safety for our passengers as they enter and depart from the Adirondacks.”
Sullivan County Division of Public Works Commissioner Ed McAndrew mentioned, “The County of Sullivan is honored to be the recipient of $18.5 million of funding from the Airport Financial Growth and Revitalization Competitors for the modernization and rehabilitation of the Sullivan County worldwide Airport Terminal Constructing. The County has been actively enhancing numerous features of the airport with the intent to draw further customers and improve airport improvement, contributing to the area’s financial development. These anticipated Terminal enhancements can even align the constructing infrastructure with the County’s strong sustainability objectives by way of the usage of technologically superior HVAC, photo voltaic panels, and EV Charging stations.”
Watertown City Supervisor Joel Barrett mentioned, “The Watertown Worldwide Airport performs an important position in offering inexpensive air journey for the North Nation, and this new funding will go a great distance in enhancing our North Nation’s regional financial viability.”
Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Govt Director, Steve Lawrence mentioned, “This undertaking will construct upon the $26 million that has already been invested within the airfield and the terminal. This funding will permit OBPA to proceed to drive financial improvement in Northern New York, promote development at OGS, create a welcoming area for guests, and supply Ogdensburg with a brand new group area. Arriving on the new OGS will present a heat welcome to vacationers, making a optimistic first impression and a novel gateway expertise into the North Nation of New York State. I am pleased with this undertaking and grateful to all concerned in delivering this funding.”
Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Board of Administrators Chairman Vernon “Sam” Burns mentioned, “Governor Hochul’s announcement right now and assist for OGS will spur additional financial exercise on the airport and within the area and fund work that can make the airport extra aggressive and enticing to vacationers and companies for years to return. OBPA is immensely appreciative of Governor Hochul, the New York State Division of Transportation, Greg Lancette, president of the Central & Northern New York Constructing Trades, and the numerous different officers and stakeholders that assisted in securing this funding.”
Govt Director Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Jason Terreri mentioned, “The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is extremely grateful to obtain this $20 million award,” mentioned Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Govt Director Jason Terreri. “As post-pandemic journey development outpaces almost all expectations, the tasks funded by this grant will assist guarantee Syracuse Hancock Worldwide Airport shouldn’t be solely the worldwide gateway to Central New York and past, but additionally positioned to satisfy the calls for of future development within the area.”
St. Lawrence County Legislative Chair Invoice Sheridan mentioned, “St. Lawrence County is happy with the information of an $18M award by way of the Upstate Airport Financial Growth and Revitalization Funds for the Ogdensburg Airport. It will help the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority with its continued development and improvement for vacationers and current a gorgeous location for constant air service sooner or later.”
St. Lawrence County Legislator James E. Reagen, District 1, Ogdensburg, mentioned, “This funding will assist the Ogdensburg Worldwide Airport turn out to be Ottawa’s second airport, bringing new site visitors, clients and financial development to our eating places, shops and companies.”
St. Lawrence County Legislator Joseph Lightfoot, District 3, mentioned, “I’m happy to listen to that the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has been awarded $18 million to improve and broaden the Ogdensburg Worldwide Airport terminal, positioned within the city of Oswegatchie. This can be a large ranging undertaking that won’t solely handle and improve the wants of the touring public however can be a facility that may be utilized by different entities for a wide range of different features. My congratulations to the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, the management and the Board, for his or her efforts and success in acquiring these funds.”
Along with the continuing tasks to modernize and rework LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports into state-of-the-art journey facilities, the initiative builds on the success of New York State’s preliminary Upstate Airport Financial Growth and Revitalization Competitors. Introduced in 2016, the preliminary competitors awarded $200 million, leveraging an extra $150 million in federal and native sources, for tasks that revitalized the next airports:
- Plattsburgh Worldwide Airport, which was accomplished in October 2018.
- Ithaca Tompkins Worldwide Airport, which was accomplished in December 2019.
- Syracuse Hancock Worldwide Airport, which was accomplished October 2018.
- Larger Rochester Worldwide Airport, which was accomplished October 2018.
- Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, which was accomplished October 2018.
- Albany Worldwide Airport, which was accomplished June 2020.