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W.Va. highway group considers toll, fee increases

September 6, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Members of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways are suggesting an increase in tolls and vehicle fees as part of a plan to generate $1.1 billion in funding for state infrastructure.

The commission is finalizing a report that it will sent to Tomblin that will list suggestions for how West Virginia might raise road project funding.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports (http://bit.ly/18Hv9td) that the commission suggests the state increase tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, raise fees at the Division of Motor Vehicles by $77.4 million and create a $200 annual registration fee for alternative fuel vehicles.

The commission's suggestions would generate just over $100 million and members believe they can generate another $1 billion by borrowing money through road bonds.

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Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.com

 
 

 

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