PennDOT to Invest $6M in Airport Improvements Statewideeditor@aashto.org December 14, 2018 0 COMMENTS
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will help guide investment of $6 million in state funds at 26 airports, focused on “infrastructure and equipment upgrades” to maintain safety and expand aviation-related “operational and economic opportunities.”
[Above photo by the Pennsylvania College of Technology.]
“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,” said Gov. Tom Wolf (D) in a statement on Dec. 6. “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., the agency added, noting that public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program grants as well.
PennDOT added that this follows $15 million worth of investments made in 14 Pennsylvania airports back on May 25.