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Funding will improve baggage handling at MDT

Harrisburg International Airport has already received $8.7 million from the infrastructure law

Infrastructure law has invested more than $230 million in Pennsylvania airports

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $5.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to upgrade the baggage handling system and improve air travel efficiency at Harrisburg International Airport (MDT).

“Harrisburg International Airport serves one of the fastest-growing regions of Pennsylvania, connecting South Central Pennsylvania with the country and the world,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). “With this funding, the airport can upgrade its baggage handling system to help travelers get their bags quickly and efficiently. The infrastructure law is helping Pennsylvanians reach their destination smoother and with fewer delays.”

Through the IIJA, billions of dollars in competitive grants are now available for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports. These grants will fund safe, sustainable, efficient, accessible airport terminals, on-airport rail access projects, and airport-owned airport traffic control towers.