Hoeven Announces $13.1 Million Grant For Williston Airport
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $13.1 million for the construction of Williston’s new airport. Today’s grant now brings the federal government’s share for the project to $83.9 million; the government has committed a total of $112 million for the $231 million project
“The new Williston airport will provide much needed support for the area’s transportation, shipping and aviation demands, as well as room for future expansion,” Hoeven said. “That’s why I will continue to work to secure funding to improve vital infrastructure, like airports, in North Dakota and across our nation. In this way, we can help ensure our communities continue to grow and that we meet the demands of our economy.”
Through his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has secured strong funding for infrastructure investment including the DOT’s Airport Improvement Program. The senator has also worked to ensure that airports, like Williston’s current Sloulin Field International, can relocate when their locations do not allow for expansion.
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