West Virginia

Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt Gag Rule'

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The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative step the trucking industry has applauded.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Earns C-, West Virginia Gets D on ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards

Maine and West Virginia images by Getty Images Left: An SUV on Cadillac Mountain Drive in Acadia National Park in Maine. (Tashka/Getty Images); Right: Sunset at the New River Bridge Gorge in West Virginia. (BackyardProduction/Getty Images)

The American Society of Civil Engineers on Dec. 2 released infrastructure report cards for Maine and West Virginia, both of which reflect challenges associated with aging infrastructure and financial needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
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West Virginia Turnpike Tolls' Future Uncertain

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Although a bill to eliminate the West Virginia Parkways Authority failed to pass, the agency still faces uncertainty beyond 2019, the Parkways general manager said.

Andrea Lannom | The Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.)
April 13, 2017
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

Paul Mattox Leaving Post as West Virginia's Transportation Secretary

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Paul Mattox, who has served as West Virginia's transportation secretary since 2006, will return to the private sector as the governor-elect, Jim Justice, fills his cabinet with his own appointees, according to the West Virginia Metro News Network.

January 9, 2017
Government

DOT Gives West Virginia $5.7 Million for Emergency Road Repair After Floods

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Flood-ravaged West Virginia will receive $5.7 million in emergency relief funds for road repair from the Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced June 30.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2016
Government

Transportation Funding Hike All But Dead in West Virginia

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West Virginia bases its fuel taxes on the wholesale price, a policy that cost the state 2.6 cents per gallon of revenue during the past two years.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 8, 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