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News Article - January 4, 2008

GOVERNOR RENDELL ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION TO IMPROVE AVIATION FACILITIES  
  HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today Pennsylvania's investment of $5 million will help four airports improve and expand terminals, runways and other airport facilities. Harrisburg International Airport received $2.2 million, University Park Airport in Centre County received $1.25 million, Philadelphia International Airport received $1 million, and Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport received $550,000.

   "Investing in these airports will help stimulate their local economies and provide better service for customers," Governor Rendell said. "With the commonwealth's support, the airports will be able to make necessary upgrades in order to keep running smoothly and safely."

   The airports will use the grants to help enhance safety and increase accessibility. Harrisburg International Airport will enhance its terminal area; University Park Airport, which is currently the busiest airport in the U.S. without an airport traffic control tower, will construct such a tower; Philadelphia International Airport will extend one of its runways for use by larger aircraft; and Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport will relocate and extend a runway. The grants were authorized by the General Assembly, approved by Governor Rendell and administered by PennDOT's Bureau of Aviation.

Source - AMT



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