Harkin Announces Nearly $7 Million for Snow Removal/Maintenance at Iowa Airports PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harkin Press Office   
Monday, 20 June 2011 13:40

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), today announced that several Iowa regional airports will receive a total of $6,974,811. The funds will be used to improve airports’ ability to cope with inclement weather and to maintain and update existing airport facilities across Iowa.

“Airports in Iowa are impacted by so many elements: be they weather, general wear and tear or time.  This funding will ensure that our airports are running safely during every month of the year: from the winter snows to the heat of summer, making travel safe for passengers,” said Harkin.

Today’s funding comes from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.

Details of the funding for inclement weather are below:
Belle Plain Municipal Airport- $228,000
Creston Municipal Airport - $218,500
Fairfield Municipal Airport - $76,000
George L. Scott Municipal Airport - $156,750
Les Mars Municipal Airport- $194,252
Oelwein Municipal- $421,420
Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport- $380,000


Details of the funding for general maintenance are below:
Ankeny Regional Airport-$ 1,530,000
Audubon County Airport- $429,875
Decorah Municipal Airport- $296,000
Dubuque Regional Airport- $266,000
The Eastern Iowa Airport- $285,000
Fort Madison Municipal Airport: $301,874
Greenfield Municipal- $66,500
Knoxville Municipal Airport- $107,280
Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport- $66,500
Pocahontas Municipal Airport- $233,000
Sac City Municipal- $76,000
Shenandoah Municipal Airport- $76,000
Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field- $156,750
Waverly Municipal Airport- $250,656
Washington Municipal Airport- $1,096,704
Webster City Municipal Airport- $61,750

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