WARREN, Ohio – The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Western Reserve Port Authority a $530,000 grant for runway repair and maintenance at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
The grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan, 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,” U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said in a statement announcing the grant.
Last year, Ryan secured $69,000 for the regional airport in funds from the Cares Act to help with its response to coronavirus impacts and ongoing airport operations.
“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, WRPA executive director. “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.”
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. July 7, 2021.