Three Pennsylvania airports receive $49M in federal funding

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The Airport Terminals Program, a federal grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, recently awarded three Pennsylvania airports $49 million.

Lehigh Valley International Airport was awarded $5 million to complete an ongoing, terminal connector project, which includes a new four-lane Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint.

The Pittsburgh International Airport was awarded $20 million to support its Terminal Modernization Program. Work includes constructing a 700,000 square-foot landside terminal. The project is expected to improve the passenger security screening checkpoint and checked baggage inspection system, baggage handling equipment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection area and public spaces.

Philadelphia International Airport was awarded $24 million to support a series of terminal improvements and to support the installation of smart and touchless technology. Improvements include gender-neutral restrooms, nursing rooms, additional restrooms, adult-assisted care restrooms and pet-relief areas.

“Airports are a critical part of Pennsylvania’s transportation network,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these airports will have the means to make crucial terminal improvements, improving the travel experience for all.”

The Airport Terminals Program will make $5 billion available over five years via competitive grants for airport terminal development projects that address aging infrastructure.

In Pennsylvania, there are 121 public-use aviation facilities including airports, heliports, and seaplane bases.