Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $160,000 to Enhance Safety at North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded two grants totaling $166,500 to the Rugby Municipal Airport Authority and the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows:

• Rugby Municipal Airport Authority – $85,500 – To fund the design of the full rehabilitation of Runway 12/30’s lighting system, which requires rehabilitation in order to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. The funds will also go towards maintaining the structural integrity of the pavement on Runway 12/30, Taxiway A and the apron.
• Jamestown Regional Airport Authority – $81,000 – To fund a wildlife hazard assessment and plan to identify and mitigate wildlife species that have been observed in the area.

“It’s important to invest in projects that help to ensure the safety of passengers and pilots in North Dakota’s airports,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will support projects aimed at doing just that at Rugby Municipal and Jamestown Regional.”