Hoeven Announces More Than $700,000 For Grand Forks Airport

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $704,162 in grant funds to support the construction a new taxiway at the Grand Forks International Airport. The funds are made available through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which supports the planning and development of public-use airports to help improve safety and efficiency.

“Our transportation infrastructure needs to meet the demands North Dakota’s dynamic economy,” said Hoeven. “Through programs like AIP, we are working to support our businesses and residents as they work to pursue new, diverse opportunities to continue our state’s recent economic growth across sectors, whether it is in aerospace, agriculture, energy or cutting-edge technology.”

Senator Hoeven, along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, hosted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to North Dakota this spring so he could see the unique aviation challenges impacting North Dakota.

Hoeven also serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, where he has been working to support programs, such as AIP, that invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population and commerce. This past May, the senator announced over $4 million in AIP funds for the Grand Forks airport.