SHERMAN, Texas — North Texas Regional Airport has been accepted as a candidate to change the way its control tower is managed. Currently, Grayson County spends about $300,000 a year to staff the tower, but it’s been trying for the last six years to shift that operation to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program, which provides services for more than 250 small airports in 46 states.
March 28–Grayson County Judge Bill Magers provided another update this week on the possibility of getting North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field’s control tower into the Federal Aviation Administration’s contract tower program. For Grayson County residents, getting the tower into the program would mean a $300,000 relief off the county’s $30 million budget and an upgrade to what could be part of the county’s economic engine.
The Grayson County Commissioners Court received an update Tuesday on the status of the North Texas Regional Airport – Perrin Field control tower and its possible inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration’s contract tower program.Jamie Baker, director of public policy for U.S. Rep.
Jan. 17–Grayson County’s application to secure more than $550,000 in federal funding for the air traffic control tower at North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field has moved one step closer toward possible approval. U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s district director Jason Sutton told the Grayson County Commissioners Court of the application’s progress Tuesday morning.
Nov. 04–A second runway at North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field could soon be opened. Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said opening the second, shorter runway could leave more time for bigger planes to use the one that is currentl
North Texas Regional Airport – Perrin Field is one step closer to receiving more than $550,000 of federal funding annually as the U.S. Department of Transportation started a review this week of the cost-benefit ratio for a funding program.The announcement was made by U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe during an event in Sherman Wednesday afternoon.