About WAPA

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The Weirton Area Port Authority (WAPA) is a political subdivision of the West Virginia Public Port Authority, a division of the WV Department of Transportation. It was created in 1997 and granted full powers & duties in 2001, with its Operating Agreement issued in 2012 by the WV Public Port Authority. WAPA's charter is to establish an Inland Port and the necessary infrastructure to support intermodal commerce and safety. The first industry supported by WAPA's efforts is the oil/gas industry and the regulatory requirements surrounding it. Current infrastructure improvements encompass stormwater systems, communications, fire suppresstion, roadway improvements, waterway improvements, etc.


 

    WAPA's Mission

             Enable 21st-Century Public Safety, Security and Commerce

    in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle and the Upper Ohio River Region

                    with 21st-Century Technology and Communications

                          to Interconnect Businesses and Communities 

         to Regional, State, Federal and International Service Networks and

            be a Catalyst for Regional Economic Growth and Opportunities.


     

      WAPA's Vision

           Connect West Virginia's Upper Ohio River Region with the World

                                Improving Safety, Security & Commerce

                  Commerce + Communications = Growth


       



      Last Updated: 01/26/2014 05:49:00 PM