HARRISBURG , Pa., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today said 20 local airports across the state will be able to improve safety and service - and generate new economic-development opportunities - with Pennsylvania's investment of more than
"Maintaining and improving our airport system is an investment in safety and a boost to the economic vitality of local economies and the state," Governor Rendell said. "Airports, both large and small, are economic catalysts that provide communities with thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefits each year."
The airports will use the money to replace runway lighting, acquire land for future airport development, rehabilitate runways, buy snow removal equipment and install navigational aids, among other upgrades. Funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration and PennDOT's Bureau of Aviation.
For more information, visit PennDOT's Web site at http://www.dot.state.pa.us.
Editor's note: A complete list of the projects approved at the 20 airports follows:
Beaver County Airport (Beaver Falls, Beaver County) -
Zelienople Municipal Airport (Zelienople, Beaver County) -
Bedford County Airport (Bedford, Bedford County) -
Bradford County Airport (Towanda, Bradford County) -
Butler County Airport (Butler, Butler County) -
Brandywine Airport (West Chester, Chester County) -
Clarion County Airport (Clarion, Clarion County) -
Clearfield-Lawrence Airport (Clearfield, Clearfield County) -
William T. Piper Memorial Airport (Lock Haven, Clinton County) -
Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (Bloomsburg, Columbia County) -
Port Meadville Airport (Meadville, Crawford County) -
Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport (Indiana, Indiana County) -
Punxsutawney Municipal Airport (Punxsutawney, Jefferson County) -
New Castle Municipal Airport (New Castle, Lawrence County) -
Hazleton Municipal Airport (Hazleton, Luzerne County) -
Wilkes-Barre/Wyoming Valley Airport (Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County) -
Grove City Airport (Grove City, Mercer County) -
Penn Valley Airport (Selinsgrove, Snyder County) -
Somerset County Airport (Somerset, Somerset County) -
Washington County Airport (Washington, Washington County) -
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
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