Greater Binghamton Airport Left in Funding Holding Pattern
While Ithaca is celebrating an announcement this week from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of funding to accommodate more international traffic at its airport, some in Broome County say they feel the Greater Binghamton airport is being slighted.
Major funding for airport upgrades was also recently announced for the Elmira/Corning airport.
The state has indicated it has not seen proposals from Broome County warranting closer attention, but airport officials say they have in the past, and are continuing now to apply for funding for airport improvements.
Cuomo told a gathering in Tompkins County that international air travel is important to growing the local economy since companies can't do business in the county unless then can get to the region and that is not going to be done via ground transportation.