Grant funding announced for Toledo Express master plan

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Friday that the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant for a Toledo Express Airport master plan.

In total he annoucned seven grants to city governments, county governments, and universities located in northwest Ohio, totaling more than $6 million.

“Ohio airports are vital infrastructure supporting travel and commerce in our state,” said Brown. “These investments will provide Northwest Ohio airports with the resources they need to ensure the safety of their passengers and support the local economy for years to come.”

DOT funds include:

$1,314,330 grant to Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to update the existing airport master plan at Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport.

$1,230,416 grant to Seneca County Board of Commissioners to rehabilitate existing taxiway to maintain structural integrity of the pavement, and install drainage to protect the pavement from deterioration at Seneca County Airport.

$60,938 grant to Wood County Regional Airport Authority & Bowling Green State University to acquire snow removal equipment at Wood County Airport.

$147,381 grant to Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority to fund the first design phase of reconstructing the existing terminal building at Put-in-Bay Airport; and a $2,888,618 grant to Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority to rehabilitate existing a general aviation apron, a runway, and a taxiway, to maintain structural integrity at Middle Bass Island Airport.

$359,605 grant to the Village of Kelleys Island to conduct an environmental assessment to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to a proposed road relocation at Kelleys Island Land Field Airport; and a $146,173 grant to the Village of Kelleys Island to fund the design phase of reconstructing runway lighting and rehabilitate runway pavement markings at Kelleys Island Land Field Airport.