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Federal funding for two regional airports

U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand on Monday announced $587,880 in federal funding for two Rochester-Finger Lakes region airports.

This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. These funds will provide the Dansville Municipal Airport in Livingston County with $346,500 and the Canandaigua Airport in Ontario County with $241,380. The money will be used to invest in updating airport master plans, long-term study evaluations that help determine what current and future upgrades are needed to help airports meet aviation demands.

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the region,” said Schumer.

“Investing in our airport’s infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who rely on it every day,” Gillibrand said.

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program which provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.