Pennsylvania Airports To Receive Additional $49 Million In State Funding

Today, Governor Wolf announced that the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Lehigh Valley airports will receive a combined $49 million through the  Airport Terminals Program, which is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Airport Terminals Program provides $5 billion in competitive grants for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports over the next five years.

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

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will receive $24 to support a series of terminal improvements, including additional restrooms, rooms for nursing mothers, gender-neutral restrooms, adult-assisted care restrooms, pet relief areas, and the installation of smart and touchless technology.

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will receive $20 million to support its Terminal Modernization Program. This project includes constructing a new 700,000 square-foot landside terminal to improve its passenger security screening checkpoint, checked baggage inspection system, baggage handling equipment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection area, and associated public spaces.

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) will receive $5 million to assist with the airport’s ongoing project to complete a terminal connector. The project will include a new four-lane Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoint to address capacity limitations and insufficient space to accommodate existing passenger volume and the necessary security screening equipment.