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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bradford Airport Gets $131,250.00

Governor Rendell Announces $1.9 Million Investment in 15 Airports

Harrisburg – The investment of $1.9 million in federal and state funds will help 15 Pennsylvania airports upgrade equipment and facilities and enhance safety, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today.

“While we continue to seek ways to address the state’s growing infrastructure funding challenges, it’s essential for us to maintain our investment in all transportation modes, including aviation,” Governor Rendell said. “These funds will help keep our airports safe, support airport jobs and stimulate the businesses supplying materials and equipment for the enhancements.”

The state portion of funding – $1.7 million from PennDOT’s aviation development program – comes from the state’s jet fuel tax and leverages $781,475 in local matching funds.

The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $270,750 in grants through the block grant program, which is funded through taxes collected nationally on airline tickets, freight waybills, international departure fees, and sale of aviation fuel. Airports receive up to 95 percent of eligible costs for projects included in Pennsylvania’s 12-year transportation program.

Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program. Airports eligible for the federal block grant program include: general aviation airports, designated reliever airports, and non-primary commercial airline airports (those with fewer than 10,000 annual passengers) that are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

There are nearly 290,000 people employed in the aviation industry statewide, representing approximately 5 percent of the workforce. The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports and 14 airports have scheduled commercial service.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us or call (717) 783-8800.


McKean County
• Bradford Regional Airport -- $131,250 to purchase an airport security vehicle and airfield maintenance equipment.

1 comment :

Oz said...

What percentage of people state wide work in the timber harvesting business?

Saw mills, lumber plants, harvesting crews, chip plants, drivers, office and middle management, owner operators...what is Harrisburg doing with the diesel fuel and gas and road tax money?

They sure as heck are not putting that tax money or matching it to improve our roads in rural PA.

No, instead they are shoving it down this industries throat via road bonding and sharing road repair bills with the gas industry that is destroying our roads.

Timber harvesters have been good stewards of the commonwealth for years, they stay off the roads they bond unless they are frozen and are getting a raw deal from Penn Dot now.

The gas companies that have been in our area lately have no clue, they are allowing the fracking trucks to run 24/7 with no regard to road damage and then the other people that have bonded the same roads have to pay for a portion of the damage the gas company ruined!!!

Think unemployment is high now, I hope the timber companies all say they have had enough and shut their doors!!!