WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $695,741 to the Ankeny Regional Airport and the State of Iowa for various rehabilitation and planning projects. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee that funds the DOT.

"Ensuring Iowa`s airports have the resources they need to update, repair, or replace their facilities is important to maintain safety and efficiency of operations," said Harkin. "I am pleased that the Ankeny Regional Airport will receive this important investment and I look forward to the learning about the benefits of the Iowa state aviation transportation plan study."

Details of the funding are as follows:

Ankeny Regional Airport: $572,486 to improve the runway safety area.

State of Iowa: $123,255 to conduct a state system plan study.


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