Investments in 20 Pennsylvania airportsStaff writer ▼ | August 19, 2014
Governor Tom Corbett announced that a $3.4 million state investment will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs.
Support for 8,400+ jobs Governor Tom Corbett announced
The state funding - $3.4 million from PennDOT's aviation development program - comes from the state's jet fuel tax and leverages $1.5 million in local matching funds. The program complements the new Multimodal Fund created by Act 89.
"Providing transportation options is vital to moving goods and people," Gov. Corbett said. "That's why we've invested $50 million in aviation since January 2011, and Act 89 will help us build on that progress."
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. ■