November 12, 2014

Manchin and Rockefeller Announce Nearly $350,000 to Improve the Safety of WV Roads and Highways

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced $343,656.96 in federal funding for the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Office to improve highway safety programs in the state. The funding will be used to help improve driver behavior and performance, and to reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes.
“Investing in our state’s infrastructure is critical to protecting the safety of our drivers, while also laying the foundation for economic growth,” Senator Manchin said. “I am pleased that these funds will help prevent traffic accidents and keep West Virginians and visitors safe.”
“This grant is great news for West Virginia,” said Senator Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. “Improving the safety of our highways is essential for our drivers and passengers.  If we can prevent even one loss of life through this investment, we are moving in the right direction. These funds will go a long way toward making sure road safety remains a top priority.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted the funding through the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program.