Tomblin announces TARTGP grants


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The City of Logan was awarded $270,680 grant money for sidewalk improvements for Main Street Wed., May 18. Pictured is, from left, Paul Maddox, Secretary of Transportation/Commissioner of Highways; Logan City Clerk Amber Viars; Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti; Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; Phyllis White (D - Mingo, 21); and Jeff Eldridge (D - Lincoln, 22).


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced grant awards to 37 communities and organizations to fund infrastructure projects across the state on Wed., May 18. The Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Grant Programs (TARTGP) will provide more than $6 million for a variety of improvements.

“Today’s grant funding will help a number of important projects in cities and towns across the Mountain State,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Improvements like those supported by the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs are investments that build a better and brighter future for all of West Virginia. This funding will allow us to build and repair ATV trails, walking paths, hiking areas, sidewalks and more, improving the quality of life for West Virginia families.”

Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the programs. Both the Recreational Trails and Transportation Alternatives Grant Programs include 80 percent federal funding with a 20 percent local match required.

Recipients include:

Transportation Alternatives Grants

• Logan, City of (Logan); Logan Sidewalk Improvement Main Street. Federal Funds Awarded: $270,680

Recreational Trails Grants

• Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Logan and Mingo); Hatfield McCoy Trail System — Bearwallow and Buffalo Mountain Maintenance. Federal Funds Awarded: $50,000

• Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Logan, Mingo, McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming); Hatfield-McCoy Trail System — General Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded: $50,000

• Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (McDowell and Mercer); Hatfield-McCoy Trail System — Pocahontas and Indian Ridge Trail Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded: $50,000

• Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Logan, Mingo and Wyoming); Hatfield-McCoy Trail System — Rockhouse and Pinnacle Creek Trail Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded: $50,000

The City of Logan was awarded $270,680 grant money for sidewalk improvements for Main Street Wed., May 18. Pictured is, from left, Paul Maddox, Secretary of Transportation/Commissioner of Highways; Logan City Clerk Amber Viars; Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti; Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; Phyllis White (D – Mingo, 21); and Jeff Eldridge (D – Lincoln, 22).
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_logansidewalks-CMYK.jpgThe City of Logan was awarded $270,680 grant money for sidewalk improvements for Main Street Wed., May 18. Pictured is, from left, Paul Maddox, Secretary of Transportation/Commissioner of Highways; Logan City Clerk Amber Viars; Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti; Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; Phyllis White (D – Mingo, 21); and Jeff Eldridge (D – Lincoln, 22).

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