Highlighting how the FAST Act increases funding for public transit
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., will hold a press conference at the New River Transit Authority in Beckley with local officials to highlight how the long-term highway law will help public transit.
Speakers will include Raleigh County Community Action Association Transit Director Andy Austin, Raleigh County Administrator Jeff Raines, and Beckley Recorder-Treasurer Rob Rappold.
Joining them will be State Senator Jeff Mullins, Delegate Lynne Arvon, Delegate Mick Bates, Delegate John David O’Neal, Beckley Police Chief Lonnie Christian, Region 1 Planning & Development Council Executive Director Jason Roberts, Region 4 Planning & Development Council Executive Director John Tuggle, Coalfields Expressway Authority Executive Director Richard Browning, and Raleigh Commission on Aging Executive Director Jack Tanner.
The FAST Act is a five-year highway bill that will bring billions of dollars to West Virginia to rebuild our roads, complete highway projects, repair bridges, and improve rural transit programs – all without raising the gas tax. It was recently passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the president.
Attendees are asked to park at Beckley Intermodal Gateway at 501 Neville St., Beckley. WV 25801