$10 Million Cleared For Take Off

The renovation of a runway at Pittsburgh International Airport, which is mostly used at night for noise abatement reasons, will be one of the first projects to receive federal stimulus funds for airports around the country. Do we have pot holes on the runway now?

The Federal Aviation Authority will allocate $10 million to Pittsburgh International to repair the runway. The county airport in West Mifflin will receive $2 million to renovate a taxiway and relocate a ramp.

Under the stimulus package, the FAA received $1 billion to allocate to qualified airports on a discretionary basis. Federal officials said that funding will be allocated based on a project priority system that addresses airport safety and security, infrastructure, runway safety, increased capacity and mitigation of environmental impacts.