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  • Monday, January 21, 2019 11:10 AM
    The Federal Aviation Administration has begun what usually is a five- to 10-year process that could end with Des Moines International Airport getting a new flight control tower, or an overhaul of the current one. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 18, 2019 11:36 AM
    When I was reporting for the Des Moines Register in 1985, I wrote a story about Omaha-based Godfather’s Pizza magnate Willy Theisen’s $500,000 40th birthday celebration trip to London aboard the supersonic Concorde with nearly 100 friends. 

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:14 AM
    The Quad City International Airport ended 2018 on a high note. The number of total passengers was up 17 percent in December, Executive Director Ben Leischner told the Rock Island County Metropolitan Airport Authority at its meeting Tuesday.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 3:21 PM
    Truck drivers crossing Iowa's interstates will soon be able to find a parking spot for their big rigs.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, January 14, 2019 10:08 AM
    Des Moines International Airport drew 2.77 million passengers in 2018, breaking the record set the previous year by 7.6 percent. The previous record was approximately 2.58 million, which was 3.8 percent over 2016.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:41 PM
    The Des Moines Airport Authority Board today voted to officially ask developers for proposals to develop some parcels on the airport grounds, many of them along Fleur Drive and on the south edge of the airport. 

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 3:08 PM
    The federal government’s Global Entry program will interview approved applicants at Des Moines International Airport Feb. 5-7. Successful applicants are allowed to bypass passport control lines and paper customs declarations when traveling internationally.

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 3:40 PM
    Ruan Transportation Management Systems has signed a deal to provide transportation and warehousing for the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division beginning April 15. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:23 PM
    Corridor Business Journal: Eastern Iowa Airport officials announced Tuesday that after breaking monthly passenger records in both October and November, the Cedar Rapids airport is on pace to break its annual passenger record set in 2017.

  • Friday, December 14, 2018 11:07 AM
    In an industry plagued with what the American Trucking Association estimates as a 50,000-and-growing driver shortage, and a whopping 95 percent annual churn rate among major carriers, trucking companies are doing whatever they can to recruit and retain a workforce, reports the Corridor Business Journal.

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:00 PM
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Des Moines an $11.2 million BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) Transportation grant for a rail transload facility the city is planning in conjunction with the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization. The transload facility, with an estimated construction cost of $15.2 million, would provide shippers with new options for shipping raw materials and other goods in and out of Central Iowa.

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:00 PM
    Passenger traffic at Des Moines International Airport grew by 12.4 percent in November over the same month last year largely because of a 19 percent gain in available plane seats, and the airport director expects another record passenger year as a result. 

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:38 AM
    Amid a chorus of opposition from neighbors, Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart has vowed more public input will be heard before any official action is taken on Cargill’s proposal to create a 10-track rail yard capable of holding 200 train cars in the Rompot neighborhood south of downtown.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:34 AM
    The Business Record’s 2018 Leaders Survey asked readers their opinions on a number of topics, including choose walkability or parkability in Greater Des Moines. You can find results from the Nov. 30 issue here. We’re sharing other results and comments in our enewsletters this week.

    Question: Choose between the two: Walkability or parkability.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:06 AM
    A new analysis by EducatedDriver.org found that the average Greater Des Moines driver will spend between $67,154 and $105,700 in her lifetime driving to and from work.

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