DOT awards Toledo Express funds for improvements


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded eight grants to city and county governments in Northwest Ohio, totaling more than $6 million.

The funds will be used to help make necessary repairs to airports and their critical infrastructure.

“Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state,” Brown said. “These investments will help to ensure the safety of Northwest Ohio airports for passengers for years to come.”

DOT funds include:

$270,000 grant to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to improve structural integrity of taxiway and minimize debris at Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport.

$2.13 million grant to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to improve structural integrity of aviation apron, remove an abandoned runway, and reconfigure a taxiway to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standards at Toledo Executive Airport.