By: Melissa Reynolds
By: Melissa Reynolds

An overhaul of VDOT's governing body is bringing in a surprising new face.

Bridgewater College President Phillip Stone is taking over the Staunton District. He says, "he's no expert on transportation," and is a lifelong Republican.

As for upcoming road projects, Dr. Stone says he needs to learn more about them, especially the loop road, before he comments.

Stone says this unpaid position is just an opportunity for public service.

"One of the first things we're going to look at I'm sure is how to be a better stewards of people's money so that whatever is spent and wherever it's spent it's spent wisely and there's some monitoring and accountability.

More than one-half of the board has been replaced.

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