August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million For Airport Improvement Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,953,098 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for two airport improvement projects in Martinsburg and Morgantown.
“West Virginia airports are critical to our state economy. They open the door for tourists to visit our wild and wonderful state and provide hubs for manufacturers and other businesses. As a pilot myself, I know how important maintenance and upgrades are for airport facilities, and I am pleased DOT is investing in runway projects at the Morgantown and Martinsburg airports. I am committed to renovating and updating West Virginia’s airports, and my bipartisan infrastructure bill that recently passed the Senate will deliver historic infrastructure investments for the state,” said Senator Manchin.
“West Virginia’s airports play a key role in growing our local economy,Senator Capito said. “It’s important we make the necessary investments to help improve, repair, and expand the capacity of our regional airports. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue working to secure funding to support our airports so more and more travelers can see all that our state has to offer.”
Individual awards listed below:
  •        $1,603,098 – Morgantown Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field
  •        $350,000 – Eastern WV Regional/Shepherd Field