July 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Airports in Raleigh and Ohio Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $710,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support airports in Raleigh and Ohio counties. The funding awarded will support taxiway and runway improvement projects at these airports.

“Investing in our airports is key to building a strong economy for the future of West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “With these improvements to the Raleigh County Memorial and Wheeling Ohio County Airports, we can continue to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors while also enabling our state’s economy to grow.”

“Investing in our state’s infrastructure, especially airports, is critically important in moving our state forward,” said Senator Capito. “With more funding headed to West Virginia airports – like those in Raleigh and Ohio counties – we can continue to support projects that will lead to efficient and safer travel and will boost our local economies.”

Individual awards are listed below:

  • $400,000 – Raleigh County Memorial Airport (Raleigh County)
  • $310,000 – Wheeling Ohio County Airport (Ohio County)