Brown Applauds More Than $100,000 to Improve Richard Downing Airport

Funds will Improve Structural Integrity of Airport’s Runway

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $114,300 to the Coshocton County Regional Airport Authority for the rehabilitation of Richard Downing Airport’s Taxiway B. The funds will go toward crack repair and joint filing of 5,300 feet of runway pavement.

“Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state,” said Brown. “This investment will help to ensure the safety of the Richard Downing Airport for residents and businesses for years to come.”

The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) through the Airport Improvement Program. The program supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security and environmental impact. More information about the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program can be found here.