West Virginia Bonds for Road Repairs Amendment (2014)
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Reports and analyses
The proposed ballot measure was spurred on by a publication authored by TRIP, a non-profit organization involved in transportation issues. TRIP described the state’s transportation system as “increasingly deteriorated and crowded, with a traffic fatality rate that is the second highest in the nation.” The organization’s report found that 12% of West Virginia’s major roads are in poor condition and 24% in mediocre condition. These conditions cost the average motorist $333 annually in extra vehicle operating costs. Thirteen percent of the state’s bridges are “structurally deficient” and an additional 22% are “functionally obsolete.” Executive Director Will Wikins said, “Addressing West Virginia’s need for a safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation system will require a significant investment boost at the federal, state and local levels. But not addressing the state’s need for an improved transportation system will result in even greater costs to the public."
To read the full report, see here.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution
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