Cattaraugus County Olean Airport will receive $500,000 in federal funds, Rep. Tom Reed announced Tuesday.

The monies are part of $3,624,165 in aviation funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for airports across Reed’s district, which includes the Greater Olean area.

“We care about making sure our region and its airports have the latest infrastructure in place to grow the economy, support local jobs and keep our facilities up to date,” Reed said. “We will continue to advocate for smart investments in our nation’s infrastructure because they provide direct, tangible economic benefits to the community at large.”

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The funds for Cattaraugus County Olean Airport include $350,000 to reconstruct the airport apron and $150,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.

The other grants and projects included in the $3,624,165 in aviation funding are:

  • Elmira/Corning Regional Airport: reconstruct apron, $1,566,666
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport: acquire aircraft rescue and fire fighting safety equipment, $807,500, and rehabilitate taxiway lighting, $150,000
  • Corning-Painted Post Airport: construct taxi lane, $455,092; improve, modify and rehabilitate terminal building, $44,907; reconstruct Apron, $350,000, and rehabilitate taxiway, $150,000
  • Chautauqua County Dunkirk Airport: install miscellaneous NAVIDS, runway vertical and visual guidance system, $100,000.

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