Allegheny County Airport will get a $512,500 state aviation grant to design and build new hangars, part of $10 million in state money going to projects at 10 airports across Pennsylvania, including three in Western Pennsylvania.
"As I outlined in my transportation proposal, a multimodal transportation system is essential to sustaining and growing our economy. These investments will enhance safety and improve facilities to ensure that regional needs are met while supporting jobs and the local economy," Gov. Tom Corbett said in a news release.
The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports and 15 of them have scheduled commercial service. Other local recipients are the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, $250,000 to construct hangars; and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Westmoreland County, $612,500 to construct a public safety building.