Federal funding will be used to support rehabilitation and construction at airports
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced over $5 million in federal funding for Northwestern Pennsylvania airports. Erie International Airport is receiving $5,020,986 to reconstruct its taxiway and Bradford Regional Airport is receiving $150,000 to improve its parking lot. Both projects will improve airport safety and passenger experience while creating jobs in Northwestern PA and supporting tourism in the PA Wilds region.
“Pennsylvania’s airports connect us to each other and the rest of the world. When we upgrade them, we improve air travel and support economic growth in the Commonwealth. I look forward to seeing the improvements these projects will make for Erie International Airport and Bradford Regional Airport and I will continue to bring infrastructure investments to Northwestern Pennsylvania to support economic development in the region,” said Senator Casey.
This investment is made possible through funding provided in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal spending bill for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.
Bradford Regional Airport has already received $295,000 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), bringing the total federal investment to $445,000 since December 2021.