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Justice Awards Panhandle Trail Grants

October 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Jim Justice held a virtual ceremony today to award over $2.3 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP) grants for seven projects in cities and towns across West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, and to award $300,000 in TARTP grants for three additional projects in communities across Wood County.

The 10 grants awarded are worth a combined total of $2,686,639 and include projects in five counties.

“I am excited to announce that we are giving out yet another round of these grants today,” Gov. Justice said. “They end up making our cities and towns a lot more presentable and they make our rail trails more accessible to all West Virginians. But, in addition to all that, they draw tourism. They draw goodness to West Virginia.

“You don’t ever know what’s going to happen with all that goodness,” Gov. Justice continued. “And the result of that goodness may be that somebody moves; somebody moves a business here or somebody moves themselves here. And the end of the day, it’s all kinds of great stuff.”