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Nittany Express breaks ground

STATE COLLEGE — Nittany Express Inc., a taxi and shuttle service, will break ground this morning for major improvements at the University Park Airport.

Nittany Express is expanding its airport services, with the addition of an extended parking lot and new office building that will offer shuttle and valet services.

“The growth within the State College area, due to successful, expanding industries and Penn State University, prompted our decision for expansion,” said Omar Ahmed, CEO of Nittany Express, in a statement. “Our new facility will provide convenient services for airport patrons and the traveling public. We aim to serve others and that includes other local businesses.”

The 220 parking spots will accommodate not only airport traffic but also provide access to parking for car rental companies. It will feature car detailing bays, a light maintenance refueling station and electric car chargers.

“We are most excited that we will be able to create full- and part-time jobs within the State College area and support the local economy by creating space for good paying jobs. We were also climate conscious in our decision to create ports for electric cars,” Ahmed said.

Nittany Express will maintain its primary office at the University Park Airport.

Site work will begin immediately and continue through the winter.

“We hope to open our doors to the public, as soon as April 2020,” Ahmed said.

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