Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $418,500 for Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Jun 23, 2017 Issues: Infrastructure

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan today announces $418,500 in federal funding for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. These entitlement funds were provided by the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate runway and lighting.

“I want to congratulate the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and the Western Reserve Port Authority on receiving this important funding. This is a critical investment in both our airport and community. The Valley gets stronger each and every day and I couldn’t be prouder to represent this region. I will continue to work day in and day out to bring these federal funds back home,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.

"The Western Reserve Port Authority is excited to receive this Grant through the FAA Airport Improvement Program to be used at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The Entitlement Funding will address drainage issues on the airfield by studying the current drainage system that will provide solutions to be conducted in future projects. The funds will also be used to complete the design of much needed airfield lighting upgrades to LED, including the replacement of existing taxiway and runway edge lighting, all signage along runway 5 – 23 and runway 14 – 32 and upgrades to the electrical vault in order to power the runway lighting and signage in a more efficient manner,” said Dan Dickten, Director of Aviation at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

This grant will provide federal funding for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Ohio:

  • This project will fund the design phase of a full rehabilitation of the current Runway 5/23 lighting system that has reached the end of its useful life and requires rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.
  • This project will fund the design phase of a full rehabilitation of the current Taxiway C, G, and H lighting systems that have reached the end of their useful lives and require rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.
  • This project will fund the design phase of a full rehabilitation of the current Taxiway F and T lighting systems that have reached the end of their useful lives and require rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.
  • This project will fund the study of 50,000 feet of drainage improvements necessary to adequately handle stormwater runoff.