Penn Yan Airport gets $38,000 FAA grant to repair runway cracks

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodman Clinton announced on Aug. 4 that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $37,525 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Yates County for repairs to Runway 1-19.

The federal funds will be used, along with county and state funds to repair to  cracks and grooving on the runway, “providing rehabilitation that will improve the safety and longevity of Penn Yan Airport,” according to the announcement.

“This is great news for the Finger Lakes Region,” Schumer said in a statement announcing the grant.  “Penn Yan Airport is a vital part of the region’s economy and these federal dollars will go a long way in providing essential upgrades to keep the airport both safe and efficient for years to come.  I will continue to fight for federal funds to help the airport continue to be a thriving center of activity and a hub for economic growth in the Finger Lakes Region.”

“New York’s regional airports are critical resources for commerce and transportation and I welcome the announcement of this funding.  These investments will support needed improvements, and will allow the airport to continue working safely and efficiently for the Finger Lakes Region’s passengers and communities,” said Clinton.