Saturday, September 24

Over $5 Million in Federal Funding Announced for Long Island Airports

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Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,432,999 in federal funding for three Long Island airports: Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to revitalize terminals and enhance airfield safety.

“This federal investment from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which I championed in the Senate, will help Long Island’s airports and local economies take off,” said Senator Schumer. “These airports connect businesses and residents and allow economic opportunities to thrive. I am proud I secured this vital funding for Long Island airports and I’ll continue fighting for the resources they need to fully recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and reach new heights.”

A full list of funding recipients is below: 

Recipient Amount Purpose
Long Island MacArthur $ 4,002,572 Rehabilitate terminal building
Brookhaven $ 1,239,219 Reconstruct airfield guidance signs
Francis S. Gabreski $ 191,208 Conduct airport related environmental

assessment/plan/study


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