$5 Million Announced to help Minimize Noise Near Airport

August 27, 2013 Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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$5 Million Announced to help Minimize Noise Near Airport

August 27, 2013 Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) - New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced more than $5 million in federal funding is being awarded to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to complete noise mitigation measures on 187 homes near the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

“This $5 million investment in the NFTA and the community surrounding the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport will go a long way in improving the quality of life for nearly 600 local residents,” said Senator Schumer.

“The funding will help address noise pollution from the airport and mitigate the disturbances for nearby residents, who will now be able to better enjoy the benefits of having an airport close to home without as much of the trouble.”

The funding for the NFTA will be used for the implementation of noise compatibility program improvements.