September 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $696K for West Virginia Driver Safety, Crash Reduction Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $696,553 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to Marshall Research Corporation and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The funding will support reducing the number and severity of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) crashes and promoting driver safety across West Virginia. 

“Every driver and passenger deserves to feel safe on our roads in West Virginia, and I am pleased DOT is investing more than $696K to reduce car accidents and promote driver safety across the state,” said Senator Manchin. “The funding announced today will support innovative technical tools, including crash locator software and new dashboard functions, as well as targeted reduction strategies in high-speed corridors and work zones. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and I will continue working with DOT to promote safe travels for all West Virginians.”

“I’m pleased to see DOT investing in the safety of West Virginians with this funding, which will help implement innovative resources for both our commercial drivers and residents, and will go a long way in promoting safety for those traveling in and through West Virginia. I look forward to seeing these programs carried out in our state, and will continue to advocate for the resources our drivers need to stay safe,” Senator Capito said.

Individual awards listed below:
  • $583,965 – Marshall Research Corporation
  • $112,588 – Public Service Commission of West Virginia