West Virginia grants to boost transportation alternatives across the state

Grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, trails, and more

October 29, 2020 / 1 minute read
West Virginia grants transportation alternatives
Gov. Jim Justice announces Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants. Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice awarded over $1.6 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants yesterday for a dozen projects in cities and towns all across West Virginia’s Metro Valley region.

West Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP) grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, trails, and more. The program is administered by the West Virginia DOT and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

“I’ve been excited to award a bunch of these grants over the past few days, and not just in Charleston, but all over the state,” Gov. Justice said in a statement. “We just got these grants in on Monday and I said let’s get these out the door right away, because they help our communities in so many different ways.”

The governor awarded 12 grants, worth $1,607,500 in total, for a variety of projects in eight counties across the Metro Valley. The grants announced are among the most recent wave of TARTP grants to be awarded this year, which includes a total of 47 grants, worth over $8.6 million, for projects in 29 counties.

This week, Gov. Justice also awarded $2.5 million worth of these grants for a dozen projects across north central West Virginia, and another $450,000 worth of grants for several projects across the Northern Panhandle.

Earlier this year, Gov. Justice presented another round of 38 TARTP grants, worth over $7.4 million, for additional projects in 27 counties. In total, the governor has awarded over $16 million TARTP grants this year alone to communities all across West Virginia.

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SOURCE: Office of Gov. Jim Justice

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