Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve Airports

HARRISBURG – Twenty-six airports will make infrastructure and equipment upgrades to maintain safety and expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities with the assistance of over $6 million in state investments, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.

“With more than 400 airports across the state, this support from my administration helps keep aviation a viable transportation alternative and adds to our economy as well,” Wolf said.

“These airports support hundreds of thousands of jobs and offer services that are attractive to the business community and others interested in general aviation.”

Included in the grants is $2.2 million in state funding from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program, which comes from the state’s jet fuel tax, and $4 million from the Multimodal fund.

The two funding streams leverage $2.1 million in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the Aviation Development Program.

Following is a regional list of approved aviation projects under the programs with the state share:

  • Clarion County: Clarion County Airport — $112,500 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.
  • Clinton County:William T. Piper Memorial Airport — $39,109 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.
  • Clearfield County: Clearfield Lawrence Airport — $9,000 to install upgrades to the airport’s jet fueling equipment.
  • Elk County: Marys Municipal Airport — $75,000 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.
  • Indiana County:Indiana County / Jimmy Stewart Airport — $75,000 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.
  • Jefferson County:DuBois Regional Airport — $75,000 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.

For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania, visit www.penndot.gov.

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