Hoeven: PHMSA Awards North Dakota With Nearly $200,000 to Improve First Response to Accidents

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded $191,031 to the State of North Dakota. The funds will be used to plan and improve North Dakota’s response to incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve rail safety and build out the nation’s energy infrastructure.  

“As we work towards building an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan for our nation, it’s important for us to invest in the right kind of infrastructure to move energy as safely and efficiently as possible, now and into the future,” Hoeven said. “This grant will help us do just that.”