Braley, Loebsack Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Improvements to the Eastern Iowa Airport Print
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Friday, 20 April 2012 12:58

Will allow for runway and taxiway rehabilitation


Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Bruce Braley (IA-01) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced today that the Eastern Iowa Airport will receive a total of $2,644,904 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.  This funding will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the runway and taxiway.


“This is great news for Eastern Iowa. The grant money will help the Eastern Iowa Airport make critical infrastructure improvements ensuring 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.”


“The Eastern Iowa Airport is a hub for travel, commerce and economic growth in the Corridor,” said Loebsack. “I am pleased these funds will help improve the airport and ensure they continue to allow for safe and efficient travel.”


Specifically, the funds will be used for:


Runway rehabilitation - $1,500,000

Taxiway rehabilitation - $1,144,904



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