Federal Cash to Fix West Virginia Roads Diminishing Fast

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 Federal cash for building and fixing West Virginia roads has diminished at more than twice the national rate, over the five years ending in 2013.

West Virginia’s allocation from the Federal Highway Trust Fund fell by 9.1 percent over from 2008 to 2013, or 16 percent adjusted for inflation. It’s the fifth biggest rate of decline, according to numbers compiled by the AP. The state was down $43.3 million in 2013 compared to 2008.

The total money available to states from the Federal Highway Trust Fund has declined 3.5 percent over that timeframe. Inflation-adjusted federal highway money dropped in every state but Alaska and New York in that span.

The drop occurred as a governor-appointed panel considers ways to find another $1 billion-plus for the state’s ailing highways and bridges.


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