Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman David Young (3rd District of Iowa)
July 11, 2018
The Des Moines Airport Authority has been awarded a $757,162 grant by the Federal Aviation Administration to design phase one of the reconstruction of runway 05/23. Iowa Congressman David Young is Iowa’s only representative on the House or Senate Appropriations Committees and advocated for the Des Moines Airport during the grant award process.
“I always advocate for Iowans and work on behalf of my bosses in the Third District, and these funds will help the Des Moines Airport remain a vital part of central Iowa’s economic activity,” said Congressman Young. “I was pleased to advocate for the Des Moines Airport and help deliver funds to ensure all those traveling through the airport have a safe and smooth landing.”
“We appreciate Congressman Young’s support for maintaining and improving Iowa’s infrastructure,” said Kevin J. Foley, executive director, Des Moines Airport Authority. “This is yet another grant that is an important part of our broader improvement plans. Phase one of runway 05/23 will completely reconstruct 1,785 feet of the runway and the grant awarded today will fund 90 percent of the design of phase one. Every year, the Des Moines Airport Authority issues a five-year plan with the FAA related to eligible projects for grants that will ensure we’re delivering a positive experience for passengers traveling in and out of our airport.”