Plattsburgh International to receive $76,000

PLATTSBURGH Plattsburgh International Airport will receive a $76,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration. In an announcement from the office of Congressman John M. McHugh, R-Pierrepont Manor, it was stated Plattsburgh International was one of two to receive funding. Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake received a $38,760 grant. Receiving federal grants from DOT is critical to ensuring that rural airports remain viable, which is a priority of mine in Congress, McHugh stated.Plattsburgh International and Adirondack Regional Airports will be able to undertake needed safety and planning projects with this DOT funding. I am very pleased that DOT chose two airports in our area to fund, he continued, and I look forward to continuing to support rural airports in our region. The grant for Plattsburgh International will provide federal funding to perform an obstruction study, identifying obstructions to Runway 17. The grant for the Adirondack Regional Airport will provide federal funding to acquire snow removal equipment at the airport. A new plow truck will replace an existing truck, which is antiquated and requires extensive maintenance.

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