$418K in Federal Funds Going to Regional Airport

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport will get $418,500 in federal entitlement funds.

The funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, will be used to address airport drainage and runway and lighting issues at the airport, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.

“This is a critical investment in both our airport and community,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said.

“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,” Dan Dickten, director of aviation at the Regional Airport, said.

The funds also will be used to complete design work for necessary airfield lighting upgrades to LED, including the replacement of existing taxiway and runway edge lighting, runway signage improvements and upgrades to the electrical vault “in order to power the runway lighting and signage in a more efficient manner,” he said.

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