Hoeven Announces More Than $1.6 Million in Funding for Traffic Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $1.6 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to improve traffic safety. The funding announced today is awarded by the DOT’s National Highway Safety Administration and comes through four grant programs: State and Community Highway Safety Grants, State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grants, Occupant Protection Grants and Impaired Driving Countermeasure Grants programs.

“North Dakota is experiencing tremendous growth, which is increasing traffic, as well as greater wear and tear on our roads and highways,” said Hoeven. “These grants will support programs and infrastructure to help improve traffic safety and protect drivers and passengers on our roads.”  

Grant totals include:

  • $816,601 for state highway safety programs
  • $511,378 for impaired driving prevention programs
  • $163,731 for occupant protection programs
  • $142,520 for state traffic safety information systems

The programs were authorized as part of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), a comprehensive transportation bill. Hoeven was a member of the joint Senate-House conference committee responsible for reconciling the House and Senate versions of the bill, which passed the Senate in June 2012.

As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committees, Hoeven continues working to support infrastructure and public safety investment in North Dakota.