Pennsylvania investing USD26.1m on rail and aviation operations

13 December 2013

The state of Pennsylvania has announced investments of USD10m in aviation and USD16.1m in rail freight will help improve facilities, help businesses expand operations and ensure safety across the state.

“Pennsylvania´s numerous transportation options make us a great place to do business and put people to work,” Governor Tom Corbett said. “These projects will supplement the state´s new comprehensive transportation plan which next year, increases dedicated funding for aviation, rail freight and more.

The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports and 15 of those airports have scheduled commercial service. Pennsylvania has 67 operating railroads, the highest number in the nation.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and then click on the “2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program” button.

Aviation projects include:

Washington County: Washington County Airport — USD2.6m to construct a taxi lane and apron as well as prepare a hangar site and construct a hangar.

Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport – USD2.6m to construct a commercial aircraft hangar and demolish the old terminal building complex.

Westmoreland County: Arnold Palmer Regional Airport — USD2m for the first phase of constructing an addition to the terminal building.

Allegheny County: Allegheny County Airport — USD900,000 to rehabilitate and restore the historic main terminal buildings.

York County: Capital City Airport — USD700,000 to improve terminal area facilities and rehabilitate a hangar.

Tioga County: Wellsboro-Johnston Airport — USD500,000 to construct a hangar.

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