(HARRISBURG) – Bedford County and Cambria County airports will receive state funds to make critical improvements, state Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced today.
“I am pleased to announce the Commonwealth’s investment in two local airports that provide essential services to our communities. These investments will improve the airports’ infrastructure and reinforce our commitment to safety, mobility and economic development,” said Senator Langerholc, who also chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. “We welcome these state funds to bolster our local economy, in light of the governor’s arbitrary shutdowns that have impacted our region.”
The Bedford County Airport will receive $187,500 to replace the floor in its first unit hangar built in 1991.
John Murtha Johnstown, Cambria County Airport, will receive $100,000 to continue the update of the passenger terminal facility, including energy efficient improvements.
The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is dedicated to improving the state’s aviation infrastructure. Funds totaling $10 million were awarded to 12 airports around the state.
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