Congressman Tim Ryan Announces More Than $500,000 for Runway Repairs & Maintenance at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $530,000 to the Western Reserve Port Authority (WRPA) to be used for runway repair and maintenance at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will provide for pavement surface and joint repair as well as maintenance for over 15,000 feet of taxiway and runways used by the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the general aviation community.
"The Youngstown Warren Regional Airport is an economic driver here in the Mahoning Valley so this investment is not only good news for the airport, but the Mahoning Valley at large. I will continue to support the federal investments like this one that serve our local economy,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.
"This fiscal year 2022 project consists of various crack and joint repairs on the YNG runway and taxiways. Youngstown Warren Regional Airport is used by many private and corporate users as well as numerous Air Force Reserve stations including the 910th located at YARS,”said John Moliterno, the Executive Director of the WRPA. “By performing this important work, we will continue to preserve the integrity of the asphalt and extend the lifespan of the surfaces of this valued Mahoning Valley asset. Congressman Ryan has always been a stalwart supporter of the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport and recognizes its significant economic impact to our region."
In 2020, Congressman Ryan secured $7.8 million in federal COVID-19 funds for five northeastern Ohio airports through the CARES Act, including $69,000 for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to help them respond to coronavirus impacts and ongoing airport operations.