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Manchin, Capito announce more than 7.5 million dollars for West Virginia airports

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WEST VIRGINIA – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport improvement and construction throughout West Virginia. This funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways and enhance airport quality.

“It is crucial for all West Virginia airports to receive the proper resources and improvements needed to maintain the safety and efficiency of our airports. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for more funding for West Virginia to help continue to grow our economy by expanding and maintaining our airports,”said Senator Manchin.

“Investing in West Virginia airports not only keeps passengers and personnel safe, but it also fuels growth and boosts our economy. From runway rehabilitation to new buildings, these grants will help our airports better serve the needs of our state, ensuring West Virginia remains a competitive destination to fly,”said Senator Capito.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $152,723 – Upshur County Regional
  • $400,000 – State of West Virginia
  • $91,800 – Fairmont Municipal-Frankman Field
  • $142,500 – Greenbrier Valley
  • $867,000 – Morgantown Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field
  • $85,000 – Grant County
  • $88,991 – Philippi/Barbour County Regional
  • $300,000 – Kee Field
  • $600,000 – Braxton County
  • $4,819,365 – Tri State/Milton J Ferguson Field


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