WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced Wednesday that Bradford Regional Airport Authority is the recipient of a $473,684 U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Grant.

“Air service at Bradford Regional Airport provides a critical link, which helps with recreational and business opportunities,” said Congressman Thompson. “This grant allows for the purchase of equipment needed to support the airport for year-round use, continuing to connect McKean County and the surrounding communities with the rest of the national transportation system.”

Alicia Dankesreiter, Bradford Regional Airport Manager, said, “The Bradford Regional Airport will be utilizing these funds to purchase new snow removal equipment. These essential pieces of equipment, funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, allow us to continue providing safe, reliable air service to our communities year-round. As always we are thankful to Congressman Thompson for his ongoing support of the Airport and assistance in securing this critical funding.” The grant will be used to support the acquisition of replacement snow removal equipment, to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and aid in the efficiency and safety of operations.