Expansion is Right Direction for Region; Will Expand Jobs and Regional Commerce

January 6, 2011—-State Senator Larry Farnese today said that he is pleased that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved plans to expand Philadelphia International Airport.

“The expansion of the airport is the right direction for the Philadelphia region,” said Senator Farnese. “The airport is recognized as a huge economic generator, and the expansion will mean thousands of jobs.”

Senator Farnese said that he hopes the city can work out the financial details involved in acquiring the necessary properties in Tinicum Township as well as the impact on residents.

Senator Farnese is a strong proponent of a first-class airport as vital to the future of the city and the region.

“Progress means having the capacity to attract more regional business, more international business and more tourism as we prepare for the March opening of the new Convention Center,”

Additionally, the airport has been consistently plagued by delays.
“The two new runways will allow for more takeoffs and landings to ease these delays,” he said.

The expansion of the airport is supported by every major business group in the region.

Philadelphia International Airport is located partially within Tinicum Township, Delaware County and partially within Senator Farnese’s senate district in southwest Philadelphia.

“The project is too important not to move forward,” he said.

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