Maloney Announces Over $1.7 Million DOT Investment to Rehabilitate Runway at Stewart International Airport
Newburgh, NY — Days after touring Dutchess County Airport, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal Department of Transportation (DOT) investment of $1,717,911 to rehabilitate two runways totaling 17,821 feet at Stewart International Airport. These investments are part of an eight phase redevelopment effort to renovate both runways at Stewart.
“Developing critical infrastructure in the Hudson Valley keeps our families safe while creating good-paying jobs and boosting our local economy,” said Rep. Maloney. “Hundreds of thousands of my neighbors in the Hudson Valley fly through Stewart every year, and the ongoing rehabilitation project will ensure they can fly safely – continuing to attract national air carriers and encourage businesses to grow in the Hudson Valley.”
“The Port Authority is committed to improving Stewart International Airport so it may better serve the region’s travelers, including the Board authorization of $143.5 million towards the runway rehabilitation project,” said Port Authority Aviation Director Thomas L. Bosco. “Thanks in part to the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and the $1.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant, this latest investment not only helps to ensure the continued safety and efficiency of the airport’s runways, but will also generate jobs over the life of the project and more than $200 million in economic activity.”
The investment for Stewart International Airport will cover 90% of the total project cost and be used to rehabilitate and repave approximately 11,817 feet of runway pavement on one runway and 6,004 feet on another runway. The FAA Airport Improvement program is funded by aviation fees, including aviation fuel tax and passenger ticket fees.
Since taking office, Representative Maloney has made infrastructure development and safety a top priority. In 2014, he announced an earlier round of investment totaling $1,859,650 in Stewart’s runway rehabilitation program. Additionally, he has secured nearly $17 million for the Orange County Airport, and nearly $2 million for the Dutchess County Airport. In May, Rep. Maloney introduced the bipartisan Air Traffic Controller Act to close dangerous gaps in the employment of air traffic controllers. The bill passed the House of Representatives in July and was signed into law by President Obama.