NEWBURGH- Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and New Windsor Supervisor George Green announced recently a $ 1,859,650 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) investment at Stewart International Airport. The funds will be used to repave and rehabilitate Stewart Airport’s two runways.
"This major investment will immediately create jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and grow our economy by attracting more flights and businesses to Orange County," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. "I’m proud of our joint efforts with the County and New Windsor as we work to revitalize the industrial park and make Stewart Airport a hub of economic activity for the region."
"Stewart Airport is a hub for jobs and commerce in our county and region. Thanks to our local and federal partnerships, we have helped secure infrastructure funding that will be used to upgrade this vital economic engine and increase traffic to the airport," said Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus.
"This federal grant for Stewart Airport and the Town of New Windsor will help our airport while creating local jobs, and I want to thank Congressman Maloney for his work in securing this much needed funding," said New Windsor Town Supervisor George Green.
The investment for Stewart International Airport will cover 90% of the total project cost and be used to rehabilitate and repave approximately 11,820 feet of runway pavement on one runway and 6,000 feet on another runway. The FAA Airport Improvement program is funded by aviation fees, including aviation fuel tax and passenger ticket fees.
Stewart Airp-ort activity supports more than $750 million in annual economic activity and more than 5,500 total jobs. Stewart International maintains 536,800 square feet of air cargo facilities which serves FedEx, UPS, USPS and the USDA.