08.12.15

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $614,000 for Upshur County Regional Airport Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced more than $614,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements at the Upshur County Regional Airport.

“Maintaining our regional airports and transportation infrastructure is important to West Virginia’s economy,” said Senator Capito. “Not only do we have an obligation to ensure West Virginians and visitors can safely and conveniently travel to and from our state, but we must also continue making improvements that will attract more businesses and jobs. These funds will benefit Upshur County and the entire Mountain State.”

“Having safe and reliable infrastructure and equipment at our airports helps us attract business opportunities that drive economic development while keeping travelers safe,” Senator Manchin said. “I am committed to making West Virginia a more competitive place to work and do business, and I am truly pleased that the Upshur County Regional Airport will have the opportunity to make vital infrastructure improvements with these funds.”

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