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Greater Binghamton Airport Gets $3 Million In Federal Funding

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Over $3 million in federal funds have been secured for the Greater Binghamton Airport. The funding, allocated from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will be used to fix the runway, runway lighting, and airfield guidance signs. 

The total funds of $3,126,599 were announced in a press release by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, along with Congressman Anthony Brindisi.

“This $3.1 million is a win for NY-22’s air travel infrastructure and economy,” said Brindisi in the press release, “Greater Binghamton Airport will be receiving much needed resources to fix up their runways and invest in other critical upgrades. This federal support helps grow our economy and make air travel safer. I will continue to fight to improve our infrastructure.”

The funds from AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. The money in that fund comes from user fees and fuel taxes among other sources.