Hoeven: Fed funding to improve railway safety
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee announced Feb. 11, that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $1 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation through its Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program. The funds will be used to upgrade grade crossings on the energy corridor in North Dakota with active warning signals at five locations: 126th Ave NW of Epping; 86th Ave NW east of Ross, Grand Forks Cr16 Niagara; Grand Forks CR20 West of Larimore; and 79th Ave NE Ramsey County CMC 3638 NW of Devils Lake. “We’ve been working hard to maintain and improve our state’s infrastructure, especially our railways,” Hoeven said. “This funding will go towards upgrading grade crossings, which will improve rail safety and allow us to continue building an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan for our nation.”
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