September 08, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2.8 Million for Virginia Highlands Airport

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $2,888,888 in federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to extend a runway at the Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon, VA. The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A portion of this funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine.

“We are glad to announce that these federal dollars will go towards extending Runway 6 at Virginia Highlands Airport, making it easier for folks to travel in and out of Southwest Virginia,” said the Senators. "We will continue to work to secure grant opportunities that help strengthen Virginia's infrastructure."

Sens. Warner and Kaine have long fought for increased investments to infrastructure, including for Virginia’s airports, and have pushed back against the Trump Administration’s suggested budget cuts to DOT to ensure that critical upgrades like these can happen. Additionally, last year, Sen. Warner introduced a bill to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure, create jobs, and generate economic stimulus.