Young announces state funding for improvements at the Philadelphia International Airport

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Regina G. Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation has been awarded $500,000 in state funding to complete a variety of improvements to ensure timely baggage onloading and offloading at the Philadelphia International Airport, parts of which are located in her legislative district.

Young, who represents the 185th Legislative District, said that the funding, provided by the Multimodal Transportation Fund, will be used for structural improvements to the baggage tug tunnel that will include repairing cracks and spalls in the concrete, wall coating, leak mitigation and a new guide rail installation.

Additionally, new signage will be installed, along with traffic control best practices. Upgrades will also be made to the drainage, ventilation, electrical, lighting and fire protection systems.

“The Philadelphia International Airport is the area’s major hub for domestic and international travel, and it also one of the area’s largest employers for countless residents in our region,” Young said. “This grant funding will ensure that the airport operates efficiently and safely to accommodate this high volume of travelers and employees.”