Two airports serving the 47th Senatorial District were awarded state grants to support capital improvement investments, according to state Senator Elder Vogel.
Butler Regional Airport was awarded $90,000 to design the rehabilitation of taxiways and a new access road on the south side of the airport.
New Castle Municipal Airport was awarded $112,500 to acquire equipment to maintain the airfield.
“These airports are key parts of our regional economy and they certainly will take on an even larger role in the future,” said Senator Vogel. “These grants continue the state’s investment in our community. By developing and enhancing our local airports, we give local leaders another great marketing tool to use when competing for new businesses and jobs.”
The airports were among 26 facilities across Pennsylvania sharing $6.2 million in grants during the current round of funding from PENNDOT’s Aviation Development Program and Multimodal fund.
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