Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $220,000 to Enhance 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 a total of $219,600 to Glen Ullin Municipal Airport Authority and Oakes Municipal Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows:

• Glen Ullin Municipal Airport Authority – $180,000 – To conduct an aeronautical survey for area navigation (RNAV) approach. RNAV is a navigational method that can reduce congestion, conserve flight distance and allow flights into airports without beacons.
• Oakes Municipal Airport Authority – $36,000 – To fund design engineering for a 1,600 square foot snow removal equipment building and a 480 square foot general aviation terminal building.

“Airports play a critical role in ensuring a high quality of life for North Dakotans and for supporting our state’s economic development,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will support projects at Glen Ullin Regional and Oakes Municipal to help make sure that these airports continue to meet the needs of their communities.”