PennDOT Announces Funding for Area Airports
February 25, 2015
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  • State cash will help pay for improvements to six Pennsylvania airports, including New Castle Municipal and Allegheny County airports, according to PennDOT.

    “With aviation supporting thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania, it’s vital that we ensure airports in Pennsylvania can make safety and operational upgrades,” acting PennDOT Secretary Leslia S. Richards said in a news release. “These projects are also investments in the communities these airports serve.”

    The grants are distributed through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The grants leverage more than $8.3 million in local matching funds. Authorized by the General Assembly, the grants are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.

    The New Castle Municipal Airport will get $100,000 to construct a hangar addition, and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin will get $2.9 million to rebuild the terminal parking lot and sidewalks, PennDOT said.