Grove Says York Airport to Receive $646,875 for Runway Improvements
8/23/2016
HARRISBURG – York Airport in Jackson Township is one of 23 airports in the state that will receive funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for improvements, state Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced Tuesday.

The airport, which is a vital transportation hub in our community, is set to receive $646,875 to rehabilitate its 5,188-foot runway. The airport experiences more than 50,000 operations annually and has a $19.3 million impact on the local economy, Grove noted.

“York Airport plays an important role in our community and surrounding areas. It serves as a base for STAT Medevac, an air medical service, and hosts the yearly York Aviation Days, where residents can take a trip back in time as they view aircraft used to win World War II,” Grove said. “Squadron 301 of the Civil Air Patrol, the oldest such squadron in the county, also calls the airport home.”

Funding York Airport received is part of an $8.8 million statewide investment in airports to improve safety and operations. Funding is through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds, and PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program, which is funded through the state’s jet fuel tax. The programs require local funding matches.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross
717.260.6374
ggross@pahousegop.com
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