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NYSDOT WorkSmartNY Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester Intl Airport

May 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm




Modernizing New York State airports is critical to upgrading the state’s transportation network. The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport is part of this new revitalization initiative to improve passenger experience, add operational efficiencies and to promote local and regional economic activity.


Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport has multiple projects, including the revitalization of the terminal building to further modernize the entryway, ticketing area, and baggage claim to make it more inviting and easier to navigate. The project will enhance these areas with more natural lighting, LED fixtures, and new signage with digital wayfinding features. The project will create a new, user-friendly mobile app that integrates information about parking, concessions, flight activity, and other areas of the airport into one platform. Additionally, this project will renovate the airport’s Veterans Area, converting it into a modern gathering center with updated lighting, new furniture and display casings.


In honor of the nationally recognized abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the project will create a new exterior welcome sign to promote the airport’s namesake, and will construct a new exhibit in the terminal that features Douglass’s work and legacy.


Another project zeroes in on enhancements to airport operations, making HVAC enhancements and renovations to the freight building and the baggage belt. The project will also expand the canopy that adorns the front entrance of the airport and will incorporate rainwater collection into the infrastructure.


Finally, the airport will also provide a summary of the Airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP).


It’s the goal of NYSDOT, the FAA, and the Airport, to maximize participation of local, regional DMWBEs in these exciting projects. You are invited to learn more, meet with decision makers, network with peers, and find opportunities to become involved.




Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave
Rochester, NY 14624 United States