August 08, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,754,768 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airports in West Virginia. The grants will support three airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood counties, specifically funding updates to the existing airport master plans and to replace machinery and update security equipment.

“As a pilot myself and as Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus in the Senate, I understand the importance of investing in our community airports,”Senator Manchin said. “This funding will go a long way towards improving our airport facilities for our pilots and passengers while also laying the foundation for economic growth in the region.”

“I’m a firm believer that infrastructure investment in West Virginia plays a prominent role in moving our state in the right direction,” said Senator Capito. “These grant awards are critical to keep our local airports equipped with the machinery and equipment they need to keep air travel efficient and safe. I’m pleased to announce this funding, as it will help ease travel for West Virginians and visitors, promote tourism and encourage economic development.”

Individual awards are listed below:

  • $914,606 – Benedum Airport Authority in Harrison County
  • $422,304 – Greenbrier County Airport Authority in Greenbrier County
  • $417,858 – Wood County Airport Authority in Wood County