GOVERNOR TOMBLIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS FOR WEST VIRGINIA’S AIRPORTS

10/9/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, along with Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox, today announced more than $20 million in state and federal grants will be distributed to airports throughout the state.  The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Commission allocated more than $2 million in matching funds.
            Eighteen public airports were awarded matching funds for airport infrastructure, safety and improvement projects.  Federal funds for the projects totaled over $20 million from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. The federal grants fund 90 percent of the projects with the state providing 10 percent in matching funds.
“West Virginia’s airports play a critical role in the economy,” Gov. Tomblin said. “They support businesses, manufacturers, and emergency responders, maintaining local jobs and creating economic opportunity. This grant money will help our airports continue to do so.”
"Airports are vital to the state's transportation system and to the communities they serve, as well as providing a direct link to the national air transportation system," said Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox, who serves on the Commission. "This critical state and federal funding enables West Virginia to compete globally and provides access for our citizens, businesses and visitors.”
Following is a list of airports, projects, and funding totals:
Mid-Ohio Valley Airport
Improve runway safety area
State funding - $24,004             
Federal funding - $912,161
Contact: Terry Moore 304-464-5443
 
Appalachian Regional Airport
Construct building
State funding - $63,002
Federal funding - $567,021
Contact: Larry Simpkins 304-235-2217
 
Braxton County Airport
Rehab runway
State funding - $223,457
Federal funding - $2,011,112
Contact: J.D. Gerlach 304-675-7765
 
Eastern WV Regional Airport
Rehab taxiway/acquire land
State funding - $16,666
Federal funding - $150,000
Contact: Bill Walkup 304-263-2106
 
Elkins-Randolph Co. Airport
Rehab taxiway
State funding - $118,594
Federal funding - $1,067,345
Contact: Dick Chaney 304-636-2726
 
Fairmont Municipal Airport
Construct taxiway
State funding - $81,531
Federal funding - $733,776
Contact: Tom Mainella 304-363-1660
 
Greater Cumberland Regional Airport
Rehab runway
State funding - $130,121
Federal funding - $2,602,410
Contact: Ryan Shaffer 304-738-0002
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport
Construct taxiway
State funding - $20,800
Federal funding - $197,600
Contact: Jerry O’Sullivan 304-645-3961
 
Logan Airport
Install weather reporting equipment
State funding - $22,330
Federal funding - $200,967
Contact: Mike White 304-752-0975
 
Marshall County Airport
T- Hangar site and building
State funding - $12,441
Federal funding - $111,972
Contact: Susan Board 304-845-0200
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
Rehab taxiway and runway
State funding - $91,577
Federal funding - $824,191
Contact: Terry Moore 304-464-5443
 
Morgantown Municipal Airport
Rehab terminal building
State funding - $131,714
Federal funding - $1,185,422
Contact: Michael Clow 304-291-7461
 
North Central WV Airport
Install perimeter fencing
State funding - $5,850
Federal funding - $52,500
Contact: Richard Rock 304-842-3400
 
North Central WV Airport
Update airport master plan
State funding - $48,076
Federal funding - $432,680
Contact: Richard Rock 304-842-3400
 
Philippi-Barbour Co. Regional Airport
Install fuel farm
State funding - $9,757
Federal funding - $87,817
Contact: Dean Springer 304-599-4799
 
Raleigh Co. Memorial Airport
Rehab terminal building
State funding - $41,415
Federal funding - $372,735
Contact: Tom Cochran 304-255-0476
 
Summersville Airport
Rehab runway
State funding - $19,289
Federal funding - $173,598
Contact: Patti Neff 304-872-7830
 
Tri-State Airport
Improve airport drainage, rehab taxiways, acquire handicap passenger lift device
State funding - $107,540
Federal funding - $967,862
Contact: Jerry Brienza 304-453-2801
 
Tri-State Airport
Sustainable management plan
State funding - $27,777
Federal funding - $250,000
Contact: Jerry Brienza 304-453-2801
 
Upshur Co. Regional Airport
Construct building
State funding - $16,666
Federal funding – $150,000
Contact: Rich Clemens 304-642-0582
 
Yeager Airport
Remove obstructions
State funding - $813,620
Federal funding - $7,322,582
Contact: Rick Atkinson 304-344-8033
 
Yeager Airport
Sustainable management plan
State funding - $22,222
Federal funding - $200,000
Contact: Rick Atkinson 304-344-8033
 
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Contact:

Brent H. Walker
304-558-0103
Brent.H.Walker@wv.gov
 

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