The federal government is helping out two public transportation programs.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and the Tri-State Transit Authority in Huntington would receive State of Good Repair grants.
The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority is receiving $2 million, while the Tri-State Transit Authority is getting $320,000.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Monday morning.
"President Obama's support for an America built to last is putting people back to work across the country repairing and upgrading our nation's public transit systems," LaHood said in a news release. "By investing in the transit infrastructure people depend on to get where we need to go each day, we will keep our economy moving forward well into the future."
The two West Virginia grants are part of a larger pool of money. The Dept. of Transportation, through the Federal Transit Administration, gave out $787 million in grants to transportation and infrastructure programs nationwide.
The FTA received 836 project applications, totaling more than $4 billion.