WV Lawmaker Looks at I-81, Route 22 Expansions, Tolling

The Tribune-Democrat publishes an op-ed by West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell (R-Mineral), who discusses potential expansions of I-81 and/or Route 22 in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia in light of a recent meeting of lawmakers from several states about the future of Interstate 81. He mentions tolls as a possible source of project funding, but notes, “The people of West Virginia do not trust toll roads, as the state has repeatedly broken its promise to remove the tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike.”