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$1.5 Million for Airport Improvements

The Westchester County Airport will receive $1.5 million to build a new central aircraft deicing ramp to eliminate ice and snow accumulation on aircraft, as part of the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility at the airport.

The new money for the Westchester County Airport comes after significant advocacy by the BCW’s Coalition for Westchester Airport. Throughout its efforts, the coalition has stressed the need to enhance the airport for the three C’s: the business community, the traveling community, and the surrounding residential community.

Westchester County Airport is one of 24 public-use airports in New York splitting $20.7 million from the state Department of Transportation for strategic infrastructure enhancements.

The work will be funded through the 2021 Aviation Capital Investment Program. Projects funded include the construction of new security and access control improvements, deployment of new automated weather monitoring systems, and the construction and rehabilitation of new and existing hangars and aircraft refueling facilities. These investments will serve to make the surrounding communities more economically competitive with neighboring states.

Funding was awarded to projects through a competitive solicitation process and evaluated based on established criteria including economic benefit, operational efficiencies, safety enhancements, and the potential for attracting new or expanded aeronautical related activities. The selection criteria also prioritized projects that were cost-effective and contributed to greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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