University Park Airport Awarded $2.2 Million from State to Fund Improvements

 (HARRISBURG) – University Park Airport was awarded $2.2 million from the state Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89 of 2013 to fund upgrades to its access road, state Senator Jake Corman (R-34) announced today.

            “This fund was specifically created to help communities like ours undertake important projects that are vital to economic development,” Corman said.  “We have seen time and again how improving the airport and improving access to our local community provides a significant economic boost to our region.”

The University Park Airport is one of 14 airports to receive state assistance. The local portion of the funding is part of $5.2 million awarded through the aviation portion of the Multimodal Fund created by Act 89. The fund provides financial assistance to municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, rail/freight, and ports to improve transportation assets, improve public safety and enhance communities.

 

CONTACT: Jenn Kocher (717) 787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov