September 09, 2021
Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.3 Million For West Virginia DMV
Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,380,345 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles for improvement projects. The Senators also announced $207,500 to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to help conduct roving patrols in high-crash corridors, including rural roads in West Virginia.
“I am pleased DOT is investing in West Virginia to make our state safer and more efficient, whether that’s driving on our country roads or waiting in line at the DMV. Funding to prevent crashes is especially important for our rural roads, where drivers are three times more likely to die in a crash than other roads in the state,” said Senator Manchin. “I am committed to supporting West Virginia drivers and improving roads, and my bipartisan infrastructure bill that recently passed the Senate will deliver historic infrastructure investments for roads and bridges for the Mountain State.”
“The DMV provides West Virginians with many necessary services critical to our everyday lives,” Senator Capito said. “It’s important to provide the support they need to be as effective as possible, ensure access to innovative resources through the DMV, and streamline services preparing our young drivers for safe travel. I am pleased that West Virginia is receiving this funding and look forward to seeing the benefits it will create for our state and residents.”
Individual awards listed below:
FY 2021 High Priority Grant Program-CMV
- $207,500 – Public Service Commission of West Virginia
- This funding will help to conduct roving patrols on six high-crash corridors, five of which are rural roads.
- $5,263 – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
- This funding will help the West Virginia DMV reduce errors and increase the speed with which driving records are updated and improve the security of personal information; train and certify State examiners in SPE procedures so they can administer the skills performance test to every WV applicant regardless of their accessibility requirements.
FY 2021 High Priority Grant Program-ITD
· $446,250 – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
o This funding will support a Virtual Roadside Inspection Station, System Modernization; Data Cleansing and Maintenance of Effort for CVIEW projects that will benefit West Virginia.
· $275,400 – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
o This funding will support an IRP System Maintenance project that will benefit the Motor Carrier industry in West Virginia.
FY 2021 Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation Grant Program
· $389,699 – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
o This funding will help the West Virginia DMV develop a high level technical business plan for system changes to achieve the electronic posting of CDL holder’s convictions by eliminating many manual processes; to maintain compliance with the 10-day conviction reporting and posting with overtime hours; and to facilitate participation in State-to-State (S2S) by preparing CDL data for all WV drivers to be shared.
· $56,233 – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
o This funding will help the West Virginia DMV to ensure the CDL examiners’ skills testing tablets continue to be reliable at transmitting skills testing information through procuring an unlimited data plan; and to hire a program analyst to coordinate with WV DOT and work on WV DMVS CDLPI programming projects.
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