Rochester airport receives grant to replace sections of runway, improve safety

Posted at: 07/17/2013 11:11 AM

The Greater Rochester International Airport has received $1.4-million to replace sections of runway and extend the safety area. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the grant on Wednesday.

“This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that the Rochester airport can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for years to come,” said Schumer. “Maintaining safety on the runway and around the airport is essential for the success of the airport and the growth of the greater Rochester region.”

“This is an important investment for the Rochester International Airport and the surrounding region,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Improving the airport’s runway can help provide better, safer service for travelers and businesses, and help strengthen the local economy.”

The grant is from the Airport Improvement Program through the FAA.