State awards $1.5M to Reading Regional Airport for construction of hangar and office building

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced a nearly $10 million state investment in projects at 10 public use airports for facility improvements, infrastructure preservation, and development. Supporting safe, reliable infrastructure while growing the Commonwealth’s economy is a key priority for the Shapiro administration.

Funds will support the following project at the Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field Airport: $1.5 million of state funds to construct a hangar and office building for the fixed based operator at the airport.

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Pennsylvania’s robust aviation industry employs over 226,000 people, provides nearly $12.5 billion in payroll and employment benefits, and has a $34 billion annual economic impact. In addition to providing travel options, airports also facilitate services such as air cargo and freight, police and law enforcement, emergency medical services, firefighting, and disaster and emergency response.

“Pennsylvania’s aviation industry provides good-paying jobs while linking communities to a larger transportation system that moves goods and people around the world,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “These investments are another example of Governor Shapiro’s focus on maintaining our infrastructure while also expanding regional business opportunities.”

The projects will be funded by the state Capital Budget through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is supported by bonds.

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