READING, August 28, 2019 – Gov. Tom Wolf approved $348,750 in grant funds through PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program, and the Multimodal Fund for Reading Airport to make infrastructure and equipment upgrades State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and State Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-5th District) announced.
The funds will help Reading Regional Airport acquire snow removal equipment ($18,750), rehabilitate portions of the north and west apron pavement areas ($150,000) and construct a de-icing material storage building ($180,000).
“Reading Regional Airport continues to be an integral part of our local transportation infrastructure and regional economy,” Schwank said. “This important investment of state resources will help ensure the airport has the operational capabilities to meet the aviation needs of businesses located there and other users of the facility for many years to come.”
“This is an important state investment in one of our region’s valuable assets,” Jozwiak said. “These investments will ensure the airport is able to provide quality and reliable service during the cold winters we experience in our region. We are fortunate to have an airport, because they add a lot of value to a region’s economic vitality.”