WV DOT wants to end Courtesy Patrol contract

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of Civilian Conservation Corps of West Virginia On Monday, state Department of Transportation officials told lawmakers they would recommend that the nonprofit group’s contract to run the Courtesy Patrol be ended.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of Civilian Conservation Corps of West Virginia  On Monday, state Department of Transportation officials told lawmakers they would recommend that the nonprofit group’s contract to run the Courtesy Patrol be ended.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of Civilian Conservation Corps of West Virginia
On Monday, state Department of Transportation officials told lawmakers they would recommend that the nonprofit group’s contract to run the Courtesy Patrol be ended.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Department of Transportation officials will officially recommend this fall that the state end a $3.4 million a year contract with a Beckley-based nonprofit group to operate the state Courtesy Patrol, legislators were told Monday.

John McBreyer, DOT deputy secretary, told the legislative Post Audits Committee that it would be less expensive and more efficient for the Division of Highways to operate the Courtesy Patrol in-house.

“I think we would save quite a bit of money,” he said. “We think that’s the best way to go.”

The department renewed its $3.4 million contract with the Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia for one year in May, McBreyer said, although the state can end any contract on 30 days notice.

 He said the department will officially recommend ending the contract this fall, operating the Courtesy Patrol in-house, using Highways employees…
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