Pennsylvania invests in 20 airport upgrades

19 August 2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said that a USD3.4m state investment will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs.

“Aviation, just as Pennsylvania´s other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy,” Gov. Corbett said. “These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity.”

The state funding USD3.4m from PennDOT´s aviation development program comes from the state´s jet fuel tax and leverages USD1.5m in local matching funds. The program complements the new Multimodal Fund, which dedicates USD6m to aviation in this fiscal year alone. Last November, Gov. Corbett signed Act 89, a far-reaching transportation program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation assets.

Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program. Airports eligible for the federal block grant program include: general aviation airports, designated reliever airports, and non-primary commercial service airports (those with fewer than 10,000 annual passengers) that are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us.

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