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Airport Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Shared Fuel Facility

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the award of $23.6 Million under the Governor’s State Aviation Capital Grant Program, awards that will support airport modernization, operational improvements and safety enhancement projects statewide. 

The awards include $1.5 million to construct a new shared vehicle and aircraft fuel facility at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.

“The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is grateful for the continued support for airport development provided by Governor Cuomo,” said Airport Director Mike Hall.  “This grant addresses a significant operational risk by further separating aircraft and fuel trucks on the airport ramp.  It also provides for one consolidated fueling station for municipal vehicles, reducing the cost, inefficiency, and risk of multiple refueling sites in close proximity.  The consolidated fuel facility will be located on airport property across from Borg Warner, in the vicinity of the Sheriff’s Department.” 

In making the announcement, Governor Cuomo noted that projects funded under the Aviation Capital Grant Program complement the Governor’s Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization initiative.  As part of that initiative, the Ithaca Airport has already been awarded more than $14 million to support its terminal expansion project now in progress.

"New York's airports represent the front door to our local communities and are critical to facilitating tourism and business development," Governor Cuomo said. "A world class airport is crucial to regional economic growth, and by investing in the modernization of our local airports we are creating vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and play."

ITH is one of 31 airports statewide to receive the Aviation Capital Grants.