Newburgh, NY –- (RealEstateRama) — Weeks after announcing a $14 million federal investment in Orange County Airport, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced another federal investment of $1,633,044 to continue the runway rehabilitation project at Stewart International Airport. This investment is part six of an eight phase redevelopment effort to renovate both runways at Stewart.
“This investment will help us build on the growing momentum we have at Stewart, and it may help us attract more carriers and flights in and out of Orange County,” said Rep. Maloney. “That’s good news for people who want to fly out of Stewart – but it’s also good news for our local economy and it’ll help us create some good-paying jobs and put people to work.”
“The Port Authority thanks Rep. Maloney for his work on behalf of Stewart International Airport and job creation there at this exciting juncture in the airport’s air service development, with recent service announcements from Allegiant and Norwegian airlines,’’ said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “This runway work is critical to enabling SWF to serve growing numbers of flights and passengers.”
The investment for Stewart International Airport will cover 90% of the total project cost and be used to rehabilitate and repave approximately 11,817 feet of runway pavement on one runway and 6,004 feet on another runway. The FAA Airport Improvement program is funded by aviation fees, including aviation fuel tax and passenger ticket fees.
Since taking office, Rep. Maloney has made infrastructure development and safety a top priority. In 2014, he announced an earlier round of investment totaling $1,859,650 in Stewart’s runway rehabilitation program. Last year, he announced another federal investment totaling $1,717,911. He has also secured over $30 million for the Orange County Airport, and nearly $2 million for the Dutchess County Airport.