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$20.7 million dollars will go toward airport improvements across New York State

$20.7 million dollars is being given to airports across the state to improve safety and bolster innovation, development, and sustainability.

The goal is to make communities comparable economically to other states.

New York State Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez is working to strengthen the transportation infrastructure to help with safety, community economics, and create and sustain jobs within the industry.

$3.1 million will be given to the Greater Binghamton Airport, the Lt. Warren E. Airport in Chenango County, the Corning-Painted Post Airport and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport.

The Greater Binghamton Airport in Broome County will use $1.5 million for energy-efficient lighting and the replacement of the revenue control system.

The Lt. Warren E. Eaton Airport in Chenango County will use $200,000 for improved Jet Hangars and high-efficiency heating as well as LED lighting.

The Corning-Painted Post Airport in Steuben County will receive $100,000 for service equipment that help maintain operations during bad weather.

The Elmira Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County will use $1.3 million for the reconstruction of an existing building into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.