Slaughter Announces $1.1 Million in Federal Funding for the Rochester International Airport
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) announced today that the Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $1.1 million award from the Department of Transportation to reconstruct an existing de-icing pad. In 2016, Rep. Slaughter announced a $1.9 million grant to build an 11,700 square foot deicing containment facility at the airport.
“The Rochester airport supports more than 10,000 jobs and contributes over $800 million to our local economy every single year. I’m pleased to announce funding today from the Department of Transportation to ensure it remains a reliable and safe hub for the businesses and travelers that rely on it every day. Smart investments in infrastructure are crucial to continuing to grow Rochester’s economy. That’s why I’m continuing to support investments in our airport at a time when more and more business leaders will be relying on it as AIM Photonics and the REMADE Institute ramp up,” said Slaughter.
Last August, Rep. Slaughter announced a $1.9 million grant for the airport to build a centralized de-icing containment facility, which protects the materials used to de-ice airplanes in the winter so they do not pollute the local water system. Slaughter has continued to support investments in transportation infrastructure and passenger safety, including pushing to reform the airline industry standards following the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Western New York in February of 2009. In June, Slaughter stood with the Flight 3407 families in Washington, DC in a show of united opposition to efforts that roll back these flight safety improvements.