Hoeven: DOT Awards $6 Million TIGER Grant to Turtle Mountain For Reconstruction of Jack Rabbit Road

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $6 million to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for the first phase of the Jack Rabbit Road reconstruction project. The funding is awarded under the TIGER Grant program, which supports infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. Hoeven spoke today with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao about the project and the need to invest in the state’s infrastructure.

“The TIGER Grant program has helped advance essential infrastructure projects across our state, including those in Minot, Devils Lake, Fort Berthold and now on the Turtle Mountain Reservation,” Hoeven said. “Today’s investment in the tribe’s infrastructure will support the rehabilitation of this corridor. Doing so will help ensure safe and efficient travel in the region, both for residents and businesses, while also supporting a growing economy into the future. This is why we continue working in the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure strong support for the TIGER Grant program in our annual funding legislation.”

“TIGER grants are direct federal investments in projects that will improve our surface transportation at the national, regional or local level,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said.