News Article - August 16 2006

PA Gov. Rendell Announces Airport Development Grants
  Aug. 15, 2006 -- HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced more than $3 million in funding to improve nine airports in Pennsylvania and provide a more efficient and safer service for customers. “Airports are a critical part of our transportation system that cannot be ignored. This $3 million investment is vital to keep these airports running smoothly and safely,” Governor Rendell said. “These airports not only provide thousands of jobs and generate millions of dollars for local and state economies, they also offer a very efficient transportation system to residents and visitors.”

   The grants, which are awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will help general aviation airports in Allegheny, Butler, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lycoming, McKean and Washington counties pay for projects such as the rehabilitation of airport pavement, and construction and improvement of utility infrastructure. The money will also help airports remove obstructions that may pose safety hazards. For more information, visit PennDOT’s Web site at

Below is a list of airports, the amount of funding they will receive and a brief description of the projects.

# Allegheny County Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, $183,750 for airfield pavement improvements.
# Rock Airport of Pittsburgh, Tarentum, $1,500,000 for runway construction and the associated taxiway turnaround and apron.
# Butler County Butler County Airport, Butler, $112,500 to modernize and upgrade its existing fuel facility.
# Cumberland County Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, $225,000 for runway pavement overlay and to remove obstructions.
# Dauphin County Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg, $750,000 to clear site at Crawford Station for future development.
# Lackawanna County Seamans Airport, Factoryville, $64,688 to install and rehabilitate runway lighting and visual approach navigational aids.
# Lycoming County Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, $285,000 to install utilities/infrastructure for an airside business park and equipment shelter.
# McKean County Bradford Regional Airport, Bradford, $15,000 to install gas utility.
# Washington County Finleyville Airpark, Finleyville, $67,125 for hangar site preparation and obstruction removal.

Source - Pennsylvania Governor's Office