Braden Airpark has been awarded $135,000 in grant money thanks to the state Department of Transportation's aviation development program.
The Forks Township-based airpark is among 18 airports in the state that will receive some $4 million in funding, according to a news release. At Braden, the funds will go toward the third phase of a runway lighting and electrical vault project.
“Aviation provides nearly 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s jobs,” Gov. Tom Corbett said in the release. “Investing in these improvements and safety measures helps those thousands of people do their jobs better, and will improve airport operations.”
Funding for the aviation program comes from the state’s jet fuel tax and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds, the release added. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program.
The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports and 15 of those airports have scheduled commercial service.