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Airport receives FAA grant

The Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $1.2 million grant for improvements.

The Federal Aviation Administration grant will be used to rehabilitate an apron, enhance security, improve the drainage of storm water runoff and install apron flood lighting and fencing.

“The Rochester airport supports more than 10,000 jobs and adds more than $800 million to our local economy. It is vital that it remains a safe and reliable hub for the businesses and travelers that rely on it every day,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, in a statement. “I’m proud to announce this major award to fund airport improvements that will help get goods and people where they need to go safely and efficiently.”

In July the airport received a $1.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconstruct an existing deicing pad. Last year, the airport received a $1.9 million grant to build an 11,700-square-foot deicing containment facility.

Work continues on the airport’s $60 million renovation to transform it into a state-of-the-art transportation center. The project broke ground in April.

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