May 8, 2013
Harkin Announces Nearly $1.2 Million to Improve Iowa Airports
Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that six airports across the state will receive a total of $1,182,330 for various projects and enhancements from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds these initiatives.
“Continuing to make improvements to local airports is important to the economic health of these communities, where the availability of a nearby airport is a valuable asset to attract new businesses to the area,” said Harkin. “This funding will help keep Iowa airports in compliance with important FAA standards and safe for travelers long into the future. I congratulate each airport on this competitive funding and I look forward to the improvements it will generate.”
Details of the funding is as follows:
Belle Plain Municipal Airport: $171,000 to renovate the current runway lighting system.
Forest City Municipal Airport: $126,000 to update the existing master plan and identify future airport needs.
George L Scott Municipal Airport: $59,400 to improve runway safety.
Osceola Municipal Airport: $270,630 to build a hangar.
Oskaloosa Municipal Airport: $213, 300 to eliminate ponding on airfield surfaces.
Spencer Municipal Airport: $342,000 to renovate the current runway lighting system.