The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has confirmed the availability of $20m in new state funding to enhance airport infrastructure across the US state.
Offered under the Governor’s airport capital grant programme, the new funding will help support safety enhancements, upgrade operations and increase the economic competitiveness of all airports in New York.
Cuomo said: “With this funding, New York will continue to revitalise and modernise our airports, which are both gateways into our communities and vital parts of our transportation infrastructure.
“Investments in our transportation infrastructure are investments in our future growth and prosperity, and are one more reason why New York is going ever upward.”
The airport capital grant programme, which is a part of the new $21.1bn five-year State Transportation Plan, supports several statewide projects that aim to enhance safety, airport operations as well as general and business-related aviation capacity.
The new programme is open to New York’s public-use airports that are listed in the current State Airport System Plan.
Projects will be carried out across the airports to upgrade safety markings, signage and navigational aids, remove obstructions, and construct and preserve hangars, runways, taxiways and facilities.
At least $10m of the total funding available will be used to support upstate airport improvements.
Applications for the funding opportunity will be accepted by the New York State Department of Transportation through 2 May this year.