North Dakota receives $2 million in transportation safety grants

August 31, 2011

Washington – More than $2 million in federal grants will be allocated to improve commercial truck and bus safety in North Dakota, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Aug. 30.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation was awarded $349,131 to implement a statewide electronic commercial driver’s license testing system. Additionally, the North Dakota Highway Patrol was awarded more than $1.9 million to conduct compliance reviews, safety audits and inspections throughout the state, including at ports of entry and remote border locations.

“These grants will help our North Dakota law enforcement partners save lives and ensure commercial carriers and drivers are operating in full compliance with federal safety regulations,” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said.