Posted: Nov 30, 2016

Governor Presents Transportation Alternatives Grant to City of Glenville

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced grant awards to fund 54 community and infrastructure projects across the state.

The Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Grant programs will provide more than $7 million for a variety of improvements.

“Improvements like those supported by the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs are investments that build a better and brighter future of West Virginia,” said Tomblin. “Today’s grant funding will allow us to build and repair infrastructure across the state-making our communities better places to live and work.”

Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the programs.

The program announced more than $1.1 million in recreational trails grants, including $80,000 for North Bend Rail Trail restoration in Doddridge and Harrison counties. The grant will go to the North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation.

The governor also announced $5.9 million in transportation alternatives grants, including $35,000 to Glenville in Gilmer County for the Hays City Trail.