Phil Kabler

Government, Business, TCA

Once Touted as an Economic Boon, W.Va. Intermodal Facility Faces Auction Block

Heartland Intermodal Gateway The first container arrives on site at the Heartland Intermodal Gateway, which opened in late December 2015. (West Virginia Public Port Authority)

Once touted as a key economic development tool for southwestern and central West Virginia, the $32 million Heartland Intermodal Gateway is likely to shut down this fall, and go on the auction block within a year, Transportation Secretary Byrd White said July 2.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
July 3, 2019
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Transportation Secretary: Benefits of $2.8 Billion Road Plan Already Happening

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West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith told state legislators Jan. 29 that West Virginia drivers are already beginning to notice road improvements as part of Gov. Jim Justice’s four-year, $2.8 billion “Roads to Prosperity” program.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
January 31, 2018
Government

West Virginia Contractors Group Encouraged by State's Infrastructure Proposals

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Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to sell $1.4 billion or more in bonds to fund highways and infrastructure projects reached a receptive audience in West Virginia Contractors Association Executive Director Mike Clowser.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
January 17, 2017
Government, Business

West Virginia Senate Passes Tax, Fee Hikes for Highways

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Legislation to increase highway funding in West Virginia by more than $290 million a year — primarily through increasing the state sales tax from 6% to 7% — is headed to the state’s House of Delegates, which has proved adverse to tax hikes.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
March 3, 2016
Government

West Virginia Senator Says It's Time to Address State’s Roads

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As the Senate Transportation Committee advanced a bill Feb. 9 to keep tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, one senator said it's well past time for the state to have a plan for transportation funding.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
February 10, 2016