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Penn Yan Airport receives funding for improvements

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 04:27 PM EDT

Penn Yan, Yates County - The airport in Penn Yan will get more than $200,000 in federal funds for infrastructure upgrades.

The money, from the Federal Aviation Administration, will go toward replacing the airport's runway lighting system, which is currently not enclosed. The airport says that exposes it to weather and other elements that has caused lighting strips to begin to fray.

The LEDs that will be installed are also more energy efficient, helping the airport save money.

Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who pushed for the funding, say the changes will improve both safety and efficiency of arrivals and departures at the airport.

Penn Yan Airport receives funding for improvements

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