Rochester International Airport awarded $1.5 million for improvements

Rochester International Airport awarded $1.5 million for improvements

By Staff reports

Rochester, N.Y. —
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) today announced that the Greater Rochester International Airport has been awarded more than $1.5 million as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate its runway and make other safety improvements.

In total, $1,539,013 will go to rehabilitate Runway 10-28 and bolster related safety improvement efforts at the airport.

“I am delighted to announce the next phase of funding for the Rochester Airport,” said Slaughter. “It will help further ensure the safety of all passengers flying in and out of Rochester.”

Airport officials thanked Slaughter and other members of Congress for their work to secure the grant.

“Monroe County is proud to operate a state-of-the-art airport facility that provides convenient, affordable service to our community,” said Susan Walsh, Director of Aviation. “This grant will assist us in further enhancing our facility to the benefit of air travelers,” added Walsh.

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