WV Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature Allows Turnpike to Retain Independent Status and Collect Tolls

Charleston Gazette-Mail reports, “After years of uncertainty, Parkways Authority employees have reason to believe their jobs will continue beyond 2019, with the passage late Friday [June 16] of legislation to expand the authority’s ability to issue road bonds. The legislation specifically removes a section of state law that would have required the Parkways Authority to remove tolls and turn operation of the West Virginia Turnpike over to the Division of Highways once 30-year bonds issued in 1989 are paid off, something that will happen in May 2019.”