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Reading Regional Airport to use federal money for upgrades

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 09 2013 10:36:44 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 09 2013 06:19:43 PM CDT

Reading Regional Airport has been awarded federal money to pay for upgrades to the Bern Township facility.

READING, Pa. -

Reading Regional Airport has been awarded federal money to pay for upgrades to the Bern Township facility.

The $138,366 from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to rehabilitate the existing south taxi-lane pavement, which has reached the end of its useful life, said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.

"Reading Regional Airport is important to the region’s economy," Casey said. "This grant will allow the airport to improve its facilities to help ensure that it continues to be a safe and reliable hub of transportation for eastern Pennsylvania."

The airport averages 221 takeoffs and landings each day, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.