Jamboree helps W.Va. Turnpike toll collections

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia Parkways Authority official say an increase in West Virginia Turnpike toll collections during the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree wasn't enough to reverse a downturn in year-to-date collections.

Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr says turnpike toll collections increased 1.5 percent in July. Media outlets report that includes a 3 percent jump during the 10-day Jamboree in Fayette County.

Barr says toll collections didn't increase significantly because the thousands of Boy Scouts and their leaders arrived at the Jamboree on buses.

For the year, turnpike toll collections are down about 1.5 percent.

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