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Parkways Authority discusses toll hike, E-Z Pass

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PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) -

The West Virginia Parkways Authority held their final public meeting this evening at the Mercer Co. Courthouse.

The Parkway Authority's representatives were on hand to take questions from the public about the proposed toll hike and bonds that were issued for highway repairs.

The main topic was the state's plan to sell E-Z Passes for $24 that would last until 2020. The Authority's General Manager Greg Barr said that the state wants  to directly help those who live in the southern part of the state, "since the feeling around here is that projects rarely reach South of Charleston." Barr adds that the comment period runs until June 4th. 

The Parkways Authority Committee will vote on the proposal June 7th.

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