SYRACUSE, NY – Today (Aug. 23), U.S. Representative Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) announced the Oswego County Airport has been awarded more than $1.5 million in federal funding from two U.S. Department of Transportation grants to acquire aircraft deicing equipment and upgrade taxiways, lighting, and wiring throughout the airport.
“Investing in transportation infrastructure promotes economic growth in our local communities and attracts more travelers and business to our region,” said Rep. Maffei. “These federal grants will give the Oswego Country Airport the resources necessary to make major safety upgrades to its facilities and modernize its equipment.”
“This funding is very exciting news for our airport and travelers to and from Oswego County,” said Bruce Bisbo, Manager of the Oswego County Airport. “With these grants, we will have the funds to undergo a much-needed overhaul of our airport facilities. We thank Rep. Maffei for his support on this critical grant.”
A $1,026,000 DOT grant will be used to upgrade taxiways and improve lighting and wiring throughout the airport.
An additional $519,000 grant will be used to acquire aircraft deicing equipment.
The airport does not currently have deicing equipment on site.