Harrisburg, Aug. 22, 2016 − Cambria Countys John Murtha-Cambria County Airport will be improved as a result of a $150,000 grant through the states Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today.
The funding will be used to repair existing hangars at the airport, Wozniak said. A first-rate airport enhances business potential and creates better access to the region.
The John Murtha-Cambria County Airport is an incredible resource for the region.
Wozniak said 23 airports were approved statewide for grant funding from the program. A total of $8.8 million in state funding was distributed in this funding round.
The Westmont lawmaker is heavily involved in transportation issues. He serves as Democratic chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and is a member of the state Transportation Commission.
We can build our economy in the Johnstown area by improving access to major national and international markets, Wozniak said. Investing in transportation projects road, rail, air is an important way that government can assist business, help create jobs and foster growth.
Wozniak was a key architect of the states new transportation financing law (Act 89). He said that this law recognized that airport funding is a critical facet of the states transportation network. Act 89s Multimodal Fund provides additional dollars for work at state airports.