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