Nearly $850,000 in federal funding secured for W.Va. airport projects

WASHINGTON — More than $840,000 worth of grants have been secured to fund projects at airports in West Virginia.

Three grants were awarded, each for an airport in Cabell, Marion and Braxton counties. The awards will fund projects that will provide infrastructure repairs and improvements to the airports.

The awards are: $675,000 for the Tri State Airport Authority in Cabell County; $110,000 for the Fairmont-Marion County Regional Airport Authority; and $61,829 for the Braxton County Airport Authority.

West Virginia's two U.S. Senators, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. — both members of the Senate Appropriations committee — commented Tuesday on the importance of the funding.

“Access to air travel is so important to West Virginia families, as well as our economy,” Capito said. “This funding will support infrastructure improvements and help purchase necessary equipment for three airports in Braxton, Cabell, and Marion counties.

"As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for resources that preserve and expand transportation options for West Virginians.”

“Quality airports improve West Virginia’s economy and connect West Virginian communities to goods and services,” Manchin said. “I am pleased that West Virginians are going to benefit from this grant, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to secure funding for airport infrastructure in the future.”

Source: WV News