Nine airports will make safety and equipment upgrades with the help of nearly $2.4 million in state investments, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards announced.
PennDOT said the funds are distributed through the Aviation Development Program, which is funded by the state's jet fuel tax, and leverage $665,125 in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the program.
"Supporting our roughly 400 airports not only keeps goods and people moving, but also supports hundreds of thousands of jobs," Richards said Jan. 22. "These investments ensure safe operations and assist with key upgrades."
The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6.2 million to aviation in the current fiscal year.
That fund was created by the state's 2013 transportation funding law known as Act 89, which held fund investments in all transportation modes.
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