Hoeven: DOT Awards More than $290,000 to Enhance Highway Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $291,625.93 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to enhance highway safety. The funding comes through three grant programs: State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement, Occupant Protection and Impaired Driving Countermeasures.

“As North Dakota continues to grow and traffic on our roads increases, we need to make sure we are doing all we can to keep drivers safe,” Hoeven said. “This funding will support impaired and distracted driving countermeasures, enhance state traffic safety information systems and help to improve occupant safety.”

The funds are awarded as follows:

  • State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement - $ 50,832.98
  • Occupant Protection - $ 58,398.46
  • Impaired Driving Countermeasure - $ 182,394.49