ND Delegation Announces Federal Funding for ND Transportation Management Center, I-29 Smart Corridor

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding, which comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grants program, will support the planning of a statewide transportation management center (TMC) to monitor the state’s transportation network, dispatch maintenance resources and provide coordinated travel information from a central location. The project also includes the development of a Smart Corridor on Interstate 29 from South Dakota to the Canadian border, supporting the deployment of advanced technologies to better manage the monitoring of roadway conditions. The delegation wrote to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg earlier this year to express their support for the state’s efforts and urge him to fund the project.

“North Dakota’s economy and population have maintained a significant rate of growth for more than ten years, placing an unprecedented burden on our state’s infrastructure, including the State Highway System,” the delegation said. “Expanding transportation management for our growing population and its corresponding freight needs is critical to the continued safe movement of goods and people in our state.”