Greenville and Grove City airports are among 20 in Pennsylvania to share $3.4 million in state funds to improve safety and operations.
“Aviation, just as Pennsylvania’s other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said in announcing the grants on Monday. “These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity.”
Grove City Regional Airport in Springfield Township was awarded $262,500 for the second phase of fuel-facility improvement.
Greenville Municipal Airport in Greene Township will get $18,750 to acquire maintenance equipment.
The state funding 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, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year.
Last November, Corbett signed Act 89, which clears the way for significant investments in all transportation assets.
“Providing transportation options is vital to moving goods and people,” 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.