Braley Announces Over $1 Million for Improvements to Eastern Iowa Airports Print
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:09

Will allow for infrastructure improvement and future planning at the Waterloo, Independence & Oelwein airports


Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced today that three eastern Iowa airports will receive a total of $1,051,556 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.  This funding will be used to update master plans, identify future needs and improve runway lighting.


“This is great news for Eastern Iowa. The grant money will help these airports make critical infrastructure improvements right now and identify improvements needed in the future – both ensure the safety of passengers and employees,” Braley said. “Whether traveling for business or family vacation, Iowans rely on their community airports to be safe, secure and reliable. It’s critical we give Iowa’s airports the tools they need to provide the safest and most efficient service to their customers.”


Specifically, the funds will be used for:


Waterloo Regional Airport                        $967,856 to improve the runway lighting system to ensure visibility

Independence Municipal Airport              $52,200 to update the airport master plan and identify future needs

Oelwein Municipal Airport                        $31,500 to update the airport master plan and identify future needs



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