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Rep. Jenkins Reveals Tri State Airport Grant

Thursday, August 18, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced  that the Tri-State Airport Authority has received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the Tri-State Airport.

The $1,298,017 grant will be used to rehabilitate the airport’s aprons, which will improve commercial, cargo and general aviation services.

“The Huntington Tri-State Airport connects us to communities across West Virginia and surrounding states.Our transportation infrastructure is the key to growing and attracting jobs to our region, and I am working every day to secure the funding needed to improve our economy and enhance our quality of life,” Rep. Jenkins said.

“We are extremely delighted to learn of our FAA grant offer for $1.3 million to rehabilitate our commercial, general aviation and cargo aprons. We are fortunate in West Virginia to have knowledgeable legislators like Congressman Jenkins who recognize the importance of maintaining the aviation infrastructure throughout the state. It is also commendable that our FAA airports district office and the FAA regional offices continue to support aviation growth and prosperity throughout the state,” Airport Director Jerry Brienza said.