WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded three grants, totaling $2,300,000, to make improvements to the taxiway of the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.

“Ohio airports are vital infrastructure supporting travel and commerce in our state,” said Brown. “This investment will provide Akron-Canton Regional Airport with the resources they need to ensure the safety of their passengers and support the local economy for years to come.”

FAA Funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Include:

  • $950,000 grant for shifting or reconfiguring the existing taxiway.
  • $950,000 grant for widening the taxiway.
  • $400,000 grant for removing parts of the taxiway.

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.