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State highways officials are evaluating two bids for a contract to operate the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol.
The bidders are the patrol’s longtime operator, Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia, and IncidentClear. IncidentClear operates service patrols in Massachusetts, Nevada, and Dallas County, Texas, along with similar programs in several large cities.
Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown tells the Charleston Gazette that the state plans to have a new contract in place as of July 1.
The Courtesy Patrol provides roadside assistance to motorists in West Virginia.
Several legislators voiced concerns about high salaries paid to executives of the nonprofit Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia during last week’s special session. The Tomblin administration determined that the state doesn’t have the authority to set salaries for executives of nonprofits.