University Park Airport receives grant to aid in growing services


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- University Park Airport is continuing to grow and received a $2.2 million state grant for expansion Wednesday.

The funding will go toward constructing a better access road to the airport and to increase parking options at the facility.

The airport is the sixth-largest in the state and sees close to 140,000 travelers a year.

“According to a 2011 PennDOT study, University Park Airport has an economic impact of $200 million," said airport manager Bryan Rodgers.

That number could go up as the airport is expanding services to both Chicago and Washington, D.C., in the near future.

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