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.
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.
Connect West Virginia's Upper Ohio River Region with the World
Improving Safety, Security & Commerce
Commerce + Communications = Growth