Bradford and DuBois Regional airports to get funding
Two regional airports in the 25th Senatorial District will receive grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to improve their operations, according to state Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Scarnati said the Bradford Regional Airport in McKean County will receive $365,000 to continue improving its fueling facility, acquire land for airport development and improve runway approach areas.
The DuBois Regional Airport in Jefferson County will receive $75,000 to rehabilitate an aircraft maintenance hanger.
“Pennsylvania recognizes that smaller, regional airports are becoming more and more important to jobs, economic development and quality of life, particularly in rural areas,” Scarnati said. “By improving these airports, we give local leaders another marketing tool to draw in new businesses and jobs to our area, which is currently seeing a great deal of growth due to Marcellus Shale development.”
The local facilities were among 19 regional airports across Pennsylvania sharing $3.7 million in grants during the current round of funding. The state money comes from Pennsylvania’s jet fuel tax and leverages more than $1.2 million in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program.