Hoeven: FAA Awards $10 Million for Hector International Terminal Expansion Project

Senator Organized Meeting in Washington Between Fargo Airport Authority & FAA, Working to Fulfill More Than $80 Million Federal Cost Share

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced a $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award for the Hector International Airport Terminal Expansion Project. As a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure the award and continues his efforts to fulfill the federal cost share of more than $80 million for the estimated $155 million project, which includes expanding the current terminal building to nine gates, an apron expansion and a new parking garage with an elevated walkway. Specifically, Hoeven:

  • In November, hosted a meeting in Washington between FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin and members of the Fargo Airport Authority to advance progress on the terminal expansion project.
  • Led the delegation in making the case to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for Hector International’s project.
    • Hoeven and the delegation cited the tremendous growth in the region, increased activity at the airport and the need for updates and expansions to ensure the facility can meet the community’s needs into the future.

“Fargo-Moorhead is a dynamic region with ever-growing demands on its transportation infrastructure, including at Hector International. That’s why we worked to secure this $10 million grant for Fargo’s terminal expansion project, part of the more than $80 million overall federal cost share,” said Hoeven. “With construction to start this spring, today’s award provides a welcome boost for efforts to expand and update this critical facility.”

In addition, the FAA awarded $700,000 for the Standing Rock Airport to support the construction of a general aviation terminal building, providing a structure for pilots, staff and passengers to get out of the elements.