July 16, 2007: FAA ANNOUNCES $900,000 GRANT TO W.R. PORT AUTHORITY AND YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN AIRPORT
Award given to acquire safety equipment, install airfield guidance signs, rehabilitate apron
(Washington, DC)- Congressman Tim Ryan is proud to announce the Federal Aviation Administration has granted the Western Reserve Port Authority and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport an award of $900,000. The money will go towards safety equipment, airfield guidance signs, rehabilitation for the apron and to remove obstructions. These funds are necessary to enhance safety at the airport.
“I am proud to announce the $900,000 grant to the port authority and to Youngstown-Warren airport,” 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.”
Federal funds are being provided for the fourth construction phase to raise the height of the wildlife perimeter fence from eight to ten feet. The money will also be provided for the removal of obstructions to the Runway 32 approach. In addition, funds have been made available for airfield guidance signs for Runway 5 and to design and plan an overhaul of the general aviation apron which is littered with broken pavement debris.