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Dunkirk airport awarded federal funds

The Chautauqua County Airport in Dunkirk has received federal funds, some of which is coming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act..

Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced $3,624,165 in aviation funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for airports across the district. The federal aid will support infrastructure revitalization projects ranging from reconstruction, taxiway lighting, and fire and safety equipment. A portion of the grant funding for these projects comes from the CARES Act.

We care about making sure our region and its airports have the latest infrastructure in place to grow the economy, support local jobs, and keep our facilities up-to-date,” said Reed. “We will continue to advocate for smart investments in our nation’s infrastructure because they provide direct, tangible economic benefits to the community at large.”

The Dunkirk airport was awarded $100,000 for a runway vertical and visual guidance system and miscellaneous navigational aids.

Other airports to land funds included:

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport: Apron Reconstruction — $1,566,666

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport: acquire aircraft rescue and firefighting safety equipment — $807,500 and rehabilitate taxiway lighting — $150,000

Corning-Painted Post Airport: Construct taxi lane — $455,092 and improve, modify and rehabilitate terminal building — $44,907

Cattaraugus-Olean Airport: Reconstruct apron — $350,000; rehabilitate taxiway — $150,000.

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