Lawmakers announced last week that the Greenbrier County Airport Authority has received a grant of more than $422,000 from the U.S. Transportation Department for improvements to the Greenbrier Valley Airport.
The $422,304 grant will be used to update the existing airport master plan to address the airport’s current and future needs. The master plan is amended every 10 years.
“This money represents a critical investment in our community, our transportation system, and the Greenbrier Valley Airport. These funds will help the airport plan for the future and anticipate needed expansions and investments. Our transportation infrastructure is the key to growing jobs and attracting tourism to our region,” U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) said.
Greenbrier Valley Airport Manager Stephen Snyder has indicated that the funds will figure into an updated development plan which includes expanded parking, a ramp addition and a hangar large enough to accommodate up to a 747 aircraft, the Register-Herald reported.