Since taking over the airport’s lease in 2007, the Port Authority has invested more than $50 million in capital projects. This investment enabled us to improve the roadways and access into Stewart, add more parking spaces, and enhance the taxiway edge lighting system.
The Port Authority will provide nearly $20 million to expand Stewart’s terminal into a 30,000-square-foot multi-functional terminal that can both accommodate the processing of international passengers, and allow for increasing domestic activity. To further ease the flow of international passengers, the new terminal space will host a permanent federal inspection facility, meant to replace the temporary one opened in November 2010.
Stewart International Airport received a grant under the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) program to install electric power and preconditioned air at the airport’s seven gates. This project will allow aircraft at the gate to use airport power and air instead of running their auxiliary power units (APUs), which run on jet fuel. These improvements could reduce air pollutant emissions by about 96 tons over the life of the project.
The Port Authority has also put in place a Stewart Sustainability Plan, which includes an agreement to purchase environmental attributes from the Taylor Biomass Energy project in order to power our electrified passenger bridges and taxiway LED lights. Over the long term, we aim to turn Stewart into a carbon-neutral facility. For more information on the Port Authority’s green initiatives, click here.