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$6M announced for PA airports

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday $6 million in state investments that will allow 26 airports across the state to make infrastructure and equipment upgrades. (WJAC)

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday $6 million in state investments that will allow 26 airports across the state to make infrastructure and equipment upgrades.

The grants will allow local airports to maintain safety and expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities, Wolf said.

“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,” Wolf said. “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 Transportation Fund, according to the Wolf administration.

Airports in the region, and the upgrades to them, include:

Clearfield County:

Clearfield Lawrence Airport -- $9,000 to install upgrades to the airport’s jet fueling equipment.

Elk County:

St. Marys Municipal Airport -- $75,000 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.

Jefferson County:

DuBois Regional Airport -- $75,000 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.

Somerset County:

Somerset County Airport -- $450,000 to construct a new above-ground fueling facility.

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