Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that Allegheny County Airport has been awarded a state grant for $900,000 to upgrade airport buildings.

“Allegheny County Airport is a regional resource that enhances development potential throughout the Mon Valley,” Brewster said.  “An improved airport, in addition to the new Mon-Fayette Expressway and other local economic projects create business development opportunities for the area.”

Funding for the $900,000 grant was through PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program, and the Multimodal Fund.

Allegheny County Airport (AGC) is a key cog in the transportation infrastructure of the region.  The airport began serving the county in 1931. The airport has more than 60,000 commercial and scheduled flight takeoffs and landings every year.