September 12, 2012
Harkin Announces Dubuque Regional Airport Funding of Nearly $9 Million
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Dubuque Regional Airport will receive nearly $9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and matching state and local funds for the construction of a new terminal building. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds transportation initiatives.
“Replacing the terminal building at Dubuque Regional Airport is an upgrade that will make it easier for Dubuque passengers and for the efficiency of operations of the airport,” said Harkin. “Dependable air service is a significant factor for growing businesses as well as increasing tourism, which are particularly important for Dubuque. I congratulate the airport on this funding and I look forward to the improvements it will generate.”
According to the DOT and the City of Dubuque, an award of $5.838 million has been made in federal discretionary airport improvement funds. The airport will match that funding with federal entitlement funds of nearly $1 million that they obtain through fees from passengers that use the Dubuque Airport. In addition, we expect the State of Iowa and the City of Dubuque to provide over $2 million for building the terminal building, totaling about $9 million for the project. The Airport received earlier funding for design and site preparation and to extend taxiways to the new terminal location.