Airport projects get an update
The Albany airport is working on two projects in hopes more people will be encouraged to fly out of the Good Life City.
The first is a jet way and the second is a runway resurfacing project.
David Hamilton, the Albany Transit Director, states a main concern of passengers was not having a jet way.
The jet way is a passenger boarding bridge that allows people to be protected from outdoor elements when boarding a plane.
This project will cost about $1.5 million.
The runway resurfacing project is in the early phases but they estimate it will cost about $4.6 million
Both projects will be paid partially with federal dollars. There will be a five percent local match.
Hamilton hopes the improvements will encourage more people to fly out of the Albany Airport.
The construction of both projects is expected to start next fall.