Arnold Palmer Regional Airport due $805,000 state grant

HARRISBURG, Feb. 23 -- State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, today announced the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe was awarded an $805,000 state grant to improve safety aspects of the main apron ramp.

“The regional airport is a vital transportation cog for the region and the grant will further improve operations at the facility,” Petrarca said.

Petrarca said Gabe Monzo, executive director of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority, explained the grant will enable protective painting to be applied to the pavement, increasing efficiency and enhancing its durability and safety. The project, he said, is expected to begin in September and take about a month to complete.

The Latrobe airport was one of four airports across the state awarded a total of $5.8 million today through the state Multimodal Fund, which provides dedicated investments in transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes, in addition to increasing highway and bridge funding.

More information on the multimodal program is available online at, under “Projects & Programs.”