Iowa Transportation Commission Approves FY2022 State Aviation Program

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $7 million for the fiscal year 2022 State Aviation Program, which includes several subprograms detailed below.  The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will fund $4 million for a variety of aviation safety initiatives, system planning, and air service development activities. It will also provide funding for airport development projects at […]

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Iowa DOT Organizational Changes to Benefit Aviation

There are some big and positive organizational changes taking place at the Iowa DOT that will further enhance efforts to support the multimodal nature of Iowa’s transportation system, including aviation! A new Modal Transportation Bureau has been created for aviation, public transportation, and rail to best utilize valuable resources and expertise available at the Iowa […]

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Iowa DOT Seeking Comment on FY 2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for FAA-Funded Projects

The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking comments on its proposed fiscal year 2022 – 2024 Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal for Federal Aviation Administration-funded projects. The proposed goal of 4.1 percent was determined following federal guidelines (49 CFR 26.45). A public meeting via teleconference has been set for June 24 at 9 a.m. to […]

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Iowa Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

DroneUp, LLC and the State of Iowa have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as the Contract Number #21171. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies allowed by law. The […]

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Michelle Fletcher McEnany: 1966-2019

We are saddened to report that long-time Office of Aviation director Michelle Fletcher McEnany has passed away. Ms. McEnany served as the director of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation and the Office of Public Transit from 2000 through 2017. McEnany was responsible for the development and maintenance of safe, comprehensive, and competitive […]

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Iowa Legislative Session Good to Aviation

The Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Aviation reports that the 2019 legislative session, which wrapped up last Saturday (April 27), has been good to aviation. While the State Aviation Fund continues to direct aviation fuel taxes and aircraft registration fees to airport development and safety programs, funding for vertical infrastructure projects like airport terminals […]

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