The Hudson Valley Regional Airport has received more than $7.3 million for vital improvements.

Hudson Valley Regional Airport has received $7,393,090 in federal funding, which was allocated through the Department of Transportation's FAA.

The funding will be used to replace a non-compliant, older building with a new building incorporating Airport Rescue Firefighting equipment, snow removal equipment, and airport offices in one central location.

In a press release, Sen. Chuck Schumer said:

Keeping Hudson Valley Regional Airport in top-notch shape is crucial for passenger safety and for attracting business to Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley. With this funding, Hudson Valley Regional Airport will make critical infrastructure upgrades, including the construction of a sorely-needed new building to centrally locate aircraft rescue and firefighting snow removal equipment, and airport offices which will improve the safety and operations for those that fly in and out of Dutchess County

The funding was awarded through the Airport Improvement Program, which provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.