The West Virginia Legislature won't be ordering another study of alternative ways to fund road needs. A House Roads & Transportation Committee vote to advance the proposal failed in a tie Thursday.
The bill proposed studying alternate funding methods, including a tax on total miles traveled. But critics questioned the study's estimated $250,000 price tag. They also cited how Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has already commissioned a blue ribbon study of the state's highways. It's expected to release findings in May.
The bill had passed the Senate on Monday by 24-10.