Release: Delegation Meets with Foxx, Huerta to Outline Powder River Expansion Timeline

Delegation Meets with Foxx, Huerta to Outline Powder River Expansion Timeline

DOT_FAA_MeetingWASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to reiterate the importance of finalizing the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC) expansion.

“We had a productive meeting today and underscored to the secretary and administrator the importance of finalizing this expansion,” said the delegation. “This project has been nine years in the making, with the FAA having coordinated with the Air Force for nearly five of those. We were pleased to hear that the FAA will prioritize the review of the expansion, and we will continue to stay in close contact with the FAA as it moves forward. It is time to finalize this training space, which will increase national security, save taxpayer dollars, and ensure that our airmen and women have the training they need to come home safely after defending our nation abroad. We appreciate the FAA’s efforts to realize these benefits.”

On January 16, 2015, the Air Force announced that it finalized its Record of Decision to approve the PRTC. Now that the Air Force has completed its portion of the process, the FAA will complete its review before the training airspace can be utilized.

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5 Replies to “Release: Delegation Meets with Foxx, Huerta to Outline Powder River Expansion Timeline”

    1. Anon

      What exactly would your prefer they be doing in this photo? They’re meeting with the 2 top officials in charge of a decision that could have a big impact for South Dakota. That’s exactly what the type of thing they should be working on. Good for them.

      By the way, with this meeting and the FEMA meeting yesterday it looks like Thune is using his power to help the delegation get some things done for SD.

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  1. Anonymous

    nonsense. this is one of a hundred meetings that have been held on this issue over the last several years. this is work, and it’s work in progress.

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      1. Anonymous

        what, should thune and rounds be sawing drywall as noem arc-welds a girder? what is work there supposed to look like? it looks like the above picture.

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