August 28, 2012
Harkin Announces more than $4 Million for Iowa Airports
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $4,085,734 to four Iowa airports: Ames Municipal Airport, Humboldt Municipal Airport, Iowa City Municipal Airport and Storm Lake Municipal Airport. The funding was made available through the Federal Aviation Administration. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds transportation initiatives.
“Investing in our infrastructure is crucial to improving the pace of economic recovery in our state,” said Harkin. “This funding will go toward improving local airports, which not only improves air travel, but boosts the local economy and attracts new businesses to the area.”
Details of the grant are as follows:
Ames Municipal Airport – $1,121,307 to rehabilitate and construct a new apron.
Humboldt Municipal Airport – $52,427 to control land use within the runway protection zone.
Iowa City Municipal Airport – $2,312,000 for the construction, paving, and lighting of a new taxiway.
Storm Lake Municipal – $600,000 to acquire land for approaches to enhance approach protection.