Lowey Announces $549,000 in Federal Grants for Westchester County Airport Improvement Projects

Funds for important regional transportation hub will rehabilitate an access road and improve drainage

WHITE PLAINS, NY – June 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $549,000 in federal grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Westchester County Airport for road rehabilitation and drainage improvements.

“Improvements to Lower Hudson Valley transportation hubs help guarantee access to our region’s economy,” said Lowey. “These FAA grants to Westchester County Airport will improve overall airport operation while enhancing safety. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I have fought to protect critical transportation infrastructure investments that would improve our nation’s crumbling roads, railways, and bridges, including upgrades to airports. I will continue working to make sure our region’s infrastructure needs are met. ”

The FAA awarded two grants to Westchester County Airport, an important hub for the Lower Hudson Valley. A $234,000 grant will fund the design to rehabilitate 2,950 feet of the airport’s existing access road. A $315,000 grant will fund improvements to airport drainage necessary to adequately handle storm water runoff.

Lowey has been fighting for increased funding to upgrade our nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. Investing in roads, bridges, broadband lines, water and sewage treatment facilities, and power grids is critical to creating jobs as well as repairing aging infrastructure networks. To this end, Lowey:

Supports creating a National Infrastructure Bank, which would provide loans and bonds to finance the rehabilitation and rebuilding of critical infrastructure assets;
Helped secure federal funding to widen and repair local roads and highways like Short Clove Road in Haverstraw and the Route 120 Bridge in Chappaqua; and
Helped secure federal funding to construct and consolidate the fresh water supply for the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow.

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