North Country airports get more than $1 million for improvements
Lake Placid, Adirondack Regional and Malone-Dufort Airports will be the recipients of nearly $1.4 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding to make upgrades. Here’s the info from a press release just now from Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office:
Specifically, Lake Placid Airport will receive $427,500 for taxiway repairs, Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake will receive $684,000 to rehab an aging terminal apron and make drainage improvements, and Malone-Dufort Airport will receive $270,000 to repair and upgrade electrical systems and lighting equipment…
The funding for the three airports is part of the Airport Improvement Program, administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).
The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) was established by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982. Since then, the AIP has been amended several times, most recently with the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.