PITT MEADOWS – New Democrat MLA Lisa Beare is welcoming $1 million through the B.C. Air Access Program to improve safety and convenience for people travelling through the Pitt Meadows airport.
“Community airports are vital pieces of infrastructure, but often don’t have the same access to funding as larger airports,” said MLA Beare. “We’re delivering the needed funds so that the Pitt Meadows Airport can maintain and upgrade its facilities, keep training the next generation of pilots, and keep people moving through the region.”
The Pitt Meadows airport will use the grant funding for upgrades, and is one of 16 community airports across the province receiving funding this year. Improvements to community airports will range from runway resurfacing and terminal building expansions, to increased medevac services, weather detection systems and fire protection upgrades, to reducing environmental risks and greenhouse gas emissions.
The program is in its fifth year, and this year’s grants total nearly $8 million in funding. Seven of the 16 facilities will receive funding for the first time this year, and many facilities are located in remote northern communities that struggle to make needed improvements without support.
The New Democrat government under Premier John Horgan is investing in communities, and making life better for people in every corner of the province.