Nine Pennsylvania airports will share a $10 million state investment from PennDOT’s Aviation Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program, according to Gov. Edward Rendell.
“By making smart state investments in aviation, we can help ensure that the commonwealth’s airports are running safely and efficiently,” Rendell said. “This investment will not only allow these airports to make necessary enhancements, it will also help them to further stimulate local economies.”
The program is funded through state capital bond dollars in the General Fund budget. The grants, which are authorized by the General Assembly, are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.
Airport improvement grant recipients are:
- John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport: $350,000 to install above-ground fuel tanks and remove underground tanks.
- Erie International Airport Tom Ridge Field: $2.7 million for the next phase of a runway extension project.
- Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Field: $664,900 for the next phase of a runway extension project.
- DuBois Regional Airport: $635,100 to build an air commerce park to spur economic development at the airport.
- Lehigh Valley International Airport: $3 million to continue renovations to the terminal building.
- Bradford Regional Airport: $900,000 to built a hangar facility.
- Philadelphia International Airport: $800,000 to rehabilitate and repair Runway 9R/27L.
- Venango Regional Airport : $450,000 to build a community hangar.
- Rostraver Airport: $500,000 toward construction of aircraft hangars.
For more information: DOT.state.pa.us or 717-783-8800.