CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Transportation projects in Monongalia and Wood counties are getting some help from the federal government.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller say the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority will receive $3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new maintenance facility in Parkersburg.

The building’s features include solar panels, a water reclamation system and porous asphalt, which decreases the total amount of runoff.

The senators also announced that the Monongalia County Urban Mass Transit Authority will receive $560,000 to replace aging public transportation buses.

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