Airports to get federal funds

Mark Gutman/Daily NewsGenesee County Airport is among the locations slated for $32,000 as part of the federal COVID-19 relief package.

BATAVIA — Three area airports will receive a share of funding as part of the federal COVID-19 relief package.

Set to receive $32,000 each are the Genesee County Airport in Batavia; Perry-Warsaw Airport in Perry; and Dansville Municipal Airport in Dansville.

“Air travel and public transportation are among the most severely impacted industries amid the pandemic, and both are vital to the connectivity and success of the upstate economy,” said Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer in a news release announcing the funding. “Airports and transit systems serve important functions in their communities, especially in more rural areas, connecting communities and residents and allowing for economic opportunities to cruise in ... Help is on the way that will put Upstate New York’s transportation on the road to recovery.”

The funding was part of $480 million allocated for upstate airports and transportation systems.

In a related move, the The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, which serves eight Finger Lakes counties including the GLOW region, will receive $45.5 million.

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