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Hoeven urges top U.S. DOT official to expedite subsidy program for Dickinson airport

WASHINGTON--Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has issued a request to the top leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation to speed along the process of subsidizing air service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport after United Airlines...

WASHINGTON-Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has issued a request to the top leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation to speed along the process of subsidizing air service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport after United Airlines announced its intent to withdraw from the facility.

According to a Tuesday release, Hoeven urged DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx in a letter to "conduct an expedited review" of proposals submitted by regional contract lift providers to award an Essential Air Service contract as soon as possible after the Aug. 15. proposal submission deadline.

"It is imperative that we ensure the continuation of commercial air service for Dickinson and the region," Hoeven wrote to Foxx. "This service is necessary to continue the economic viability of the region and to meet the needs of the traveling public."

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