YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Congressman Tim Ryan announced that $791,700 was granted to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to acquire snow removal equipment.
This project will fund the acquisition of a replacement dedicated rotary blower and broom equipment to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and aid in the efficiency and safety of operations. It will also fund a pavement study to develop a plan for maintaining the airfield pavement in a safe and serviceable condition.
“I’m proud to have helped secure this important funding for our community. As we know all too well, Northeast Ohio winters can be grueling, and it’s important that the airport is able to dig itself out and keep the planes moving,” Ryan said. “Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is a vital resource to the Valley and we must continue investing in its future and ensure that its infrastructure is up to date. Furthermore, proper maintenance and continued improvements of the airfield is critical to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, which has a huge economic impact in our community.”