Road Money Gone

By: Melissa Reynolds
By: Melissa Reynolds

Some people are saying Virginia's government "went to sleep at the switch."

They've missed out on $15 million worth of federal transportation money.

It's given out every year by the Federal Highway Administration. On this year's list,Virginia is the only state who rejected the money.

Former Commonwealth Transportation Board member Libby Welsh says the board forgot to claim it, so it was given to other states.

It's money that could have been used for grants or general road improvements.

"That is really going to hurt these localities and I'd hope the government entities in the Staunton district would take a long look at what's going on in Richmond. This administration when they allowed $15 million to lay on the table of federal funds that was a huge disappointment as far as I'm concerned," Libby Welsh says.

Current CT Board member Phillip Stone could not be reached for comment.

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