Schumer, Clinton get $1M for LaGuardia Airport

An access road at LaGuardia Airport will get some much-needed repairs thanks to a $1 million grant secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton.
The grant, which is coming from the U.S. Department of Transportation, will allow the airport to speed up rehab work on the access road near the Flyover Bridge on the Grand Central Parkway, which is already in the process of undergoing repairs.
“This funding will go a long way in keeping LaGuardia Airport an excellent and essential transportation hub in New York City,” Schumer said. “Travelers and New Yorkers deserve the best possible experience when traveling to or from New York and this investment will ensure the continued success of LaGuardia.”
In addition, the grant, which actually totals $1,030,716, will allow the airport to look for ways to continue to improve traffic flow and safety.
“LaGuardia Airport is a hub for commerce and transportation for New York and a vital resource for the local economy,” Clinton said. “This investment will help ensure that LaGuardia continues to work safely and efficiently for travelers from New York and across the country.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is in charge of operating LaGuardia Airport, which consists of 680 acres and 72 aircraft gates.
“Senators Schumer and Clinton have been tireless advocates for enhancing New York’s transportation infrastructure,” said Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward. “They recognize how critical these links are to the regional and national economy, and the Port Authority greatly appreciates their efforts - especially this grant, which will provide a direct benefit for LaGuardia Airport’s 25 million annual passengers.”

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