August 14, 2012
Harkin Announces $160,000 for Sioux City Air Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that the Sioux Gateway Airport will receive a $160,000 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds transportation initiatives.
"This grant will be extremely useful in helping the community increase the use of its air service from Sioux Gateway to O’Hare in Chicago,” said Harkin. “That can help improve Sioux City’s air service, making the City more appealing for businesses."
The grant program was established to assist smaller communities in enhancing their air service. The funds for this award will be used for a campaign centered around the new Essential Air Service (EAS) service to Chicago O’Hare.
Harkin was a cosponsor of the Community Air Service Development Pilot Program when it was first developed and has since been a strong support of its funding on the Appropriations Committee.