Greenfield airport to receive $171k for taxiway extension


June 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin has announced that the Greenfield Municipal Airport will receive $171,000 from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration to extend the airport’s taxiway. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds these initiatives.

Harkin says extending Greenfield Municipal Airport’s taxiway to allow for aircraft turnaround is an important investment. The Greenfield airport contributes more than a quarter of a million dollars in goods and services to the surrounding community every year.

In addition, Harkin says these funds will better equip the Greenfield Municipal Airport with the resources to continue to reach their goal of providing safe, accessible and effective air travel in southwest Iowa, promoting economic development in Greenfield and the surrounding area.