Toledo Express Airport awarded $9.8 million federal grant


WASHINGTON –Toledo Express Airport will receive nearly $10 million in federal funding, it was announced last week by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. The grant is part of $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said Chao.

Toledo Express Airport will receive $9,841,052 to build a taxiway and rehabilitate a taxiway.

Other grants to Ohio airports include:

• $1,700,000 to Wood County Airport to build a taxiway and extend a taxiway.

• $3,732,938 to Akron Fulton International to reconstruct runway lighting and rehabilitate a runway.

• $232,000 to Cambridge Municipal Airport to buy land, and conduct or update a study.

• $5,610,957 to Cuyahoga County Airport to rebuild an apron and taxiway.

• $5,864,874 to James M. Cox Dayton International Airport in Dayton to buy aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, snow removal equipment, improve a snow removal equipment building, and rehabilitate an apron.

• $334,906 to Sandusky County Regional Airport to rebuild an apron.

• $78,380 to Hardin County Airport to rebuild an apron.

• $90,517 to Geauga Airport to seal surface and pavement joints.

• $82,650 to Morrow County Airport to update the airport’s master plan or study.

• $193,860 to Harry Clever Field in New Philadelphia to rehabilitate a taxilane.

• $110,370 to Newark-Heath Airport to rebuild a terminal building.

• $1,447,140 to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to buy snow removal equipment, update a study, and update a snow removal equipment building.

“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.