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Perry-Warsaw Airport to receive portion of $2.4M in funding

Two area airports are receiving a total of $2.4 million in federal funding for upgrades and enhancements, Rep. Christopher Collins, R-Clarence, announced Friday.

The Niagara Falls International Airport received two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $2.1 million, funding the construction of a new terminal and the acquisition of 68 acres of land for new runways. The Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County also received $295,980 from the FAA to enhance two runways.

“Providing these local airports the necessary funding for a variety of improvements will allow for more efficient and safer airport operations,” Collins said. “Continued investment in local infrastructure is necessary to ensure that valuable economic assets like the Niagara Falls International Airport and the Perry-Warsaw Airport can continue to grow and successfully serve their communities.”

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One comment

  1. In Lancaster NY they gave them $13MILLION tax dollars to expand a small – personal use – private venture airstrip. They allowed this air strip to expand larger than their permit was zoned for. They paid over $700,000.00 tax dollar just for a fence. The money came from Home Land Protection fees collected on commercial airline tickets. How does giving private venture – hobby use airstrips all this tax money improve national security.
    Another tax funded misguided program – the article states – “federal funding for upgrades and enhancements” and “Federal Aviation Administration grants” – at least be honest about the fact that fees are added to our commercial flights to help fund these “Grants/Gifts” – it isn’t right and should end.
    They have already “Granted/Given” over $13 BILLION of our tax dollar” away – just for the use of these private hobby flyers. Quit over taxing us just to fund some feel good give away.

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