Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.3 Million in Airport Improvement Funds for North Dakota
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded six grants totaling nearly $1.3 million to improve North Dakota airports. The DOT 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. The details of the grants are as follows:
• Mohall Municipal Airport – $464,522 for the construction of an additional 1,500 feet of taxiway to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.
• Lakota Municipal Airport – $256,968 to maintain the structural integrity of the runway, taxiway and terminal apron and to update the Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan.
• Beach Airport – $244,774 for the construction of a fuel facility to help the airport be financially self-sustaining.
• Glen Ullin Regional Airport – $189,000 to maintain the structural integrity of the runway, taxiway and terminal apron and to replace the existing rotating beacon, tower and electrical service to meet FAA standards.
• Bottineau Municipal Airport – $71,512 to maintain the structural integrity of the runway, taxiway and terminal apron.
• Linton Municipal Airport – $44,960 for the design phase of a new taxiway to provide access to aircraft hangars and to maintain the structural integrity of the runway.
“For four years in a row, North Dakota has had the fastest growing economy in the nation,” said Hoeven. “That means we have an ever-increasing number of goods and people to move, and we need to have the infrastructure in place to meet this need. These funds are an investment in our airports and will help improve both our transportation capacity and safety.”
Hoeven serves as a member of the 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.
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