ONEONTA – The Oneonta Municipal Airport will be able to remove snow more efficiently this winter thanks to federal funding secured by U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
The $225,000 was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.
Schumer says the funds will be used to purchase new snow removal equipment.
“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to safe travel for area residents and in attracting business and tourism to Oneonta and Otsego County,” Schumer said in a news release. “These federal funds will allow the Oneonta Municipal Airport to purchase new snow removal equipment, which will help keep runways clear and flights on-time throughout all four seasons.”
“With this federal funding, the Oneonta Municipal Airport will be able to continue providing a high-quality and safe travel experience for people living in and traveling to Otsego County,” Gillibrand said in the release. “This investment will help the airport continue to operate even through the Upstate winters, and I will continue to fight for the resources that our airports across New York need.”