McNeill: Lehigh Valley International Airport to receive $2.8 million grant

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, announced today that Lehigh Valley International Airport has been awarded $2.8 million in state grant funding.

The funding will be used to continue development of general aviation hangars so the airport can continue to serve its growing number of passengers. Lehigh Valley International is one of 29 airports to receive a combined total of more than $13.7 million in state grants.

“Right now, hangar space between New York and Philadelphia is in great demand and with this funding Lehigh Valley International will be able to meet that need while continuing to provide a positive economic impact in the region,” McNeill said. “This is an investment in a major asset which boosts area businesses and creates jobs, and that’s a win-win.”

The state grants are distributed through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program, which comes from the state’s jet fuel tax, and the state’s multimodal fund, which finances development and improvement of transportation assets. More information on aviation in the state is available by visiting www.penndot.gov.