December 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.7 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,706,711 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for infrastructure projects at 22 West Virginia airports.

“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring historic investments to West Virginia, creating long-term, good-paying jobs while also addressing West Virginia’s infrastructure needs. I successfully fought to allocate around $40 million for West Virginia airports, and I am thrilled to see the first round of funding is being distributed to 22 airports in the Mountain State. West Virginia depends on our airports to serve as manufacturing and economic hubs, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these investments and the investments still to come,” said Senator Manchin.

“During the process of negotiating and putting together the final bipartisan infrastructure package, West Virginia’s airports and their surrounding infrastructure were top of mind. In the past year, I’ve had the chance to make visits to Yeager Airport, Raleigh County Memorial Airport, and North Central West Virginia Airport to see their facilities first-hand and areas that are in need of improvements. This funding announced today makes needed investments that will help provide additional services that will increase travel to West Virginia, create job opportunities, and drive economic development in regions across our state. I was proud to play a role in making this funding a reality, and look forward to announcing similar investments through the bipartisan infrastructure package in the future,” Senator Capito, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $2,106,624 – Yeager Airport
  • $1,414,643 – Tri-State Airport /Milton J. Ferguson Field
  • $1,027,106 – North Central West Virginia Airport
  • $1,008,338 – Greenbrier Valley Airport
  • $295,000 – Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  • $295,000 – Mercer County Airport
  • $295,000 – Morgantown Municipal Airport/Walter L. Bill Hart Field
  • $295,000 – Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
  • $295,000 – Wheeling Ohio County Airport
  • $159,000 – Elkins-Randolph County Airport/Jennings Randolph Field
  • $159,000 – Fairmont Municipal-Frankman Field
  • $159,000 – Eastern WV Regional Airport/Shepherd Field
  • $159,000 – Marshall County Airport
  • $159,000 – Jackson County Airport
  • $110,000 – Upshur County Regional Airport
  • $110,000 – Logan County Airport
  • $110,000 – Grant County Airport
  • $110,000 – Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport
  • $110,000 – Mason County Regional Airport
  • $110,000 – Summersville Airport
  • $110,000 – Braxton County Airport
  • $110,000 –Appalachian Regional Airport