April 8, 2008: FAA ANNOUNCES $962,885 GRANT TO W.R. PORT AUTHORITY & YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REG. AIRPORT
Award given to acquire safety equipment and fencing, install guidance signs
(Washington, DC) Congressman Tim Ryan is proud to announce the Federal Aviation Administration has granted the Western Reserve Port Authority (WRPA) and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport an award of $962,885. The money will go towards safety equipment, airfield guidance signs, and fencing improvements. These funds are necessary to enhance safety at the airport.
“I am proud to announce the $962,885 grant to the Port Authority,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I pledge to continue working for the airport’s needed resources but also look forward to working with the Port Authority on broader economic development projects throughout the Mahoning Valley.”
“This grant is extremely important because the FAA won’t allow us to move ahead with the Airport’s master plan until we complete the fence project. This puts us two years ahead of schedule,” said John Masternick Jr., Chairman of the Western Reserve Port Authority.
Federal funds are being provided for the fourth construction phase to raise the height of the wildlife perimeter fence from eight to ten feet. In addition, funds have been made available for the installation of runway guidance signs at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. These improvements will improve the safety at the airfield.