Corman Announces Funding for Construction of Air Traffic Control Tower at University Park Airport

(HARRISBURG) – Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) today announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has committed funding for the construction of an Air Traffic Control Tower at the University Park Airport.

Corman said the Commonwealth will contribute $1,250,000 toward the $3.3 million project to construct the tower.

Corman said the construction and operation an air traffic control tower will enhance safety at University Park Airport. Corman noted that University Park Airport is the busiest airport, in terms of passengers, in the United States currently operating without the benefit of an air traffic control tower. The volume of air traffic and passengers has grown rapidly (208% increase 1985-2005).

“I am very pleased that to announce this much needed funding on behalf of the Commonwealth,” Corman said. “I have been working with state and federal officials on this project for some time and am pleased that we have been able to release state funding for the project.”

Senator Jake Corman, the Senate’s Majority Policy Chairman, represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Union Counties.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov