Transportation and Infrastructure
Located in the heart of Appalachia, West Virginia is a transportation hub of the Mid-Atlantic. West Virginians rely heavily on roads, bridges and highways to fuel our economy, to access hard to reach areas in our state, to get to and from work and school, and to transport necessary goods and services. West Virginia shares its roadways with travelers from across the nation and is eligible for federal financial assistance for highway construction and maintenance through the taxes paid by West Virginia citizens.
Senator Capito is committed to improving our nation’s infrastructure. During her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, then-Congresswoman Capito supported the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users in 2005 and the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act in 2012. Senator Capito has worked with her colleagues in the Senate to move forward on a long-term highway bill that will give states the financial certainty they need to move forward with much-needed investments in their infrastructure. A long-term solution is the best way to improve not only West Virginia’s infrastructure, but also roads, bridges and highways across the nation.