WV Governor’s Advocates Make Push for Infrastructure Funding Plan

MetroNews reports, “A big push for Gov. Jim Justice’s ambitious infrastructure plan has been underway at the state Capitol. [On February 16], the new state Transportation secretary,” Tom Smith, “and advocates for infrastructure projects gathered to tout a report that spotlights West Virginia’s crumbling highways and bridges.” According to MetroNews, possible funding measures the governor is touting include “increasing Turnpike tolls from $2 to $3 (although the governor wants to let West Virginians avoid the tolls with an E-ZPass) and seeking legal permission to expand what roads can be tolled. . . .”