No doubt that will be the subject of much debate. But as commission chairman Jason Pizatella noted, 76 percent of the tolls come from out-of-state travelers.
Also proposed are increases in Division of Motor Vehicles fees, which have not been raised in decades.
The state also would slap higher registration fees on the owners of hybrids ($100 a year) and vehicles not powered by gasoline or natural gas ($200 a year).
That seems fair as the owners of those vehicles do not pay the federal and state fuel taxes that are the backbone of road funding.
Also fair is dedicating to the road fund those sales taxes generated by car repairs, parts and services.
The commission rejected increasing the sales tax, which is very good news. The people are taxed out.
But in exploring revenue options, the state also needs to look at expenses.
The prevailing wage law inflates labor costs by as much as 49 percent, according to a report by the conservative Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia.
West Virginians need good, safe roads. This will require more money, but it also will require good use of that money.