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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Secures $82,000 For Griffiss International Airport

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Rome, NY., August 18, 2017 | comments
Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that Griffiss International Airport in Rome was awarded a $82,200 grant. The funding is awarded through a grant allocated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Griffiss International Airport is currently undergoing significant renovation efforts to implement runway safety upgrades, modernizing outdated infrastructure. This grant will assist in efforts to remove obstructions near the runway, helping Griffiss to expand and grow.

“As an important regional asset, Griffiss International Airport has been a key contributor in helping to grow our local economy in the Utica-Rome area. This federal investment I assisted in securing, will allow Griffiss to continue to expand and upgrade outdated infrastructure to better serve the aviation needs of Mohawk Valley,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

As week three of Renew NY-22, Rep. Tenney has toured areas across the 22nd District and met with local officials to discuss the need for infrastructure investment, upgrades and repairs. Rep. Tenney toured the Greater Binghamton Airport, ongoing construction on I-81, rural water facilities in Trenton, Prospect and Barneveld and is hosting a listen session with local officials on recent flooding and infrastructure this morning at MVCC in Utica.

“As our infrastructure ages and no new investments are made, local municipalities face a growing backlog of projects and our country risks losing its competitive advantage. I will continue to fight for the resources our region needs to fully fund and complete vital infrastructure upgrades and repairs,” continued Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “With an infrastructure proposal on the horizon, I am committed to making sure upstate New York gets its fair share and that funding is spent in a fiscally responsible way that targets those projects most in need of support.”

Earlier in the week, Rep. Tenney also announced a $726,300 federal grant she secured for the Greater Binghamton Airport.
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