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Six W.Pa. airports to get improvement grants

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Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Six Western Pennsylvania airports will receive state and federal grants to improve safety and operations, Gov. Tom Corbett's office announced on Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $5.4 million through its Block Grant program, which is funded through taxes collected on airline tickets, freight waybills, international departure fees and aviation fuel.

The state is providing $286,000 from PennDOT's aviation development program, provided by the state's jet fuel tax.

These airports will receive grants:

• Beaver County Airport in Chippewa, $301,000 to remove obstructions to improve safety.

• Zelienople Airport in Franklin, Beaver County, $1.6 million for airpark development.

• Butler County Airport in Butler Township, $1 million to widen a taxiway and land acquisition for a runway protection zone.

• Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport in Fayette County, $158,000 for wetland monitoring for post-construction environmental requirements.

• Jimmy Stewart Airport in White, Indiana County, $196,000 to remove runway obstructions.

• Washington County Airport in South Franklin, $158,000 to remove obstructions and purchase land.

 

 
 


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