Hoeven Announces More Than $340,000 in DOT Safety Grants to North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $343,656 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to enhance highway safety programs. The funding comes through the State and Community Safety Grant Program and is awarded by DOT’s National Highway Safety Administration.

“As North Dakota continues to grow and traffic on our roads increases, we need to invest in important infrastructure and safety measures to keep our communities vibrant and safe,” said Hoeven. “These grants will help to promote public safety efforts like reducing speeding or impaired and distracted driving.”

The State and Community Safety Grant program was 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.