June 11, 2007: Congressman Ryan Announces Grant Awarded to Portage County Regional Airport Authority
Grant to provide money for upgraded weather equipment
(Washington, DC) Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Portage County Regional Airport a grant for new equipment. The $279,000 project will go towards equipment that will monitor local weather conditions and allow pilots to access that information from their planes.
"I am pleased to announce this grant today as one more step we are taking in the direction of modernizing and expanding the Portage County Regional Airport," said Congressman Tim Ryan. "This equipment will make it easier for pilots landing here at Portage to get real-time weather information which will make it easier and safer to operate at the airport."
In addition to acquiring the system, the $279,000 grant will be used for other needs involving the system’s installation. The grant will go towards procuring the land needed for development, as well as the construction necessary to complete the project.