Saturday, December 30, 2017

Gov. Cuomo proposes investment, name change for Stewart International Airport (KSWF)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday proposed an investment in Stewart International Airport in Orange County and announced the completion of a high-speed gondola project at Belleayre Mountain's Ski Resort in the Catskills.

The proposal for $34 million in public and private investment at the airport near Newburgh is the 17th announcement the governor has made in advance of his State of the State 2018 address on Wednesday.

The governor is calling for spending $27 million in public funds for improvements to expand international passenger service at the airport and to rename it New York International at Stewart Field.

He has also asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to request proposals from companies to build a solar photovoltaic system at the airport that would produce electricity used at the main terminal and establish electric vehicle charging stations.

The Catskill Thunder high-speed gondola began operation Saturday at Belleayre Mountain.  The gondola transports about 2,000 people per hour.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.timesunion.com

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