CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia airport improvement projects will receive funding from the U.S. Transportation Department.
The funding for the projects totals $1.9 million, West Virginia U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday.
Morgantown Municipal-Walter L. Bill Hart Field will receive $1.6 million, while Eastern West Virginia Regional/Shepherd Field in Martinsburg will receive $350,000.
Manchin said West Virginia’s airports “are critical to our state economy.” As a pilot, he said he is familiar with the importance of maintenance and upgrades for airport facilities.
Capito said the state’s airports are needed to grow the local economy.
“It’s important we make the necessary investments to help improve, repair, and expand the capacity of our regional airports,” she said.