Rhode Island
Editorial

Editorial: An Unlawful and Inequitable Scheme

Rhode Island’s controversial trucks-only tolling program must face a judge’s gavel, as a group including American Trucking Associations and several fleets is suing the state over the plan.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2018
Government, Business

ATA, Carriers Sue Rhode Island DOT Over Truck-Only Tolls

Truck at Rhode Island Capital Dozens of tractor trailers descended on the Rhode Island State House in protest of the proposal to toll tractor trailers in 2016. (WLNE-TV)

American Trucking Associations and three carriers are asking a court to rule that Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit they filed against the state’s Department of Transportation on July 10.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Government, Business

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Will Start June 11

RI Gantry Rhode Island Department of Transportation

After a series of false starts, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin its trucks-only tolling program June 11.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government

Rhode Island Targets Deficient Bridges This Construction Season

The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I. The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I., with (inset) deterioration of a girder underneath. (RIDOT)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is aiming to redress its high percentage of structurally deficient bridges during this construction season, according to agency spokesman Charles St. Martin.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Rhode Island’s First Truck-Toll Gantry Installed on Route 95

Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The first of more than a dozen new Rhode Island truck-toll gantries now stands above Route 95 South in Exeter.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
February 16, 2018
Government, Safety

Severe Storm Prompts States to Issue Restrictions, Emergency Plans

Rhode Island Road formulanone/Flickr

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation banned tractor-trailers from all state highways for most of Jan. 4 as the state faced heavy snow and high winds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2018
Government

Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolling Plan Pushed to Spring 2018

Morrow Long/Flickr

Rhode Island transportation officials are delaying implementation of the initial phase of a trucks-only toll plan until February or March to shore up work on the plan’s environmental permitting, technical, engineering and financial requirements, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government

Trucking Industry Disputes Revenue Projections for Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Tolling

Haydn Blackey/Flickr

Rhode Island House Republican minority leader Patricia Morgan and trucking industry leaders are disputing state Department of Transportation revenue projections for the truck-only tolling RhodeWorks program slated to be in place in 2018.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017

Rhode Island Picks Company to Build, Operate Truck Tolls

Kapsch TrafficCom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — State transportation officials May 24 said they have chosen a company to design, build, operate and maintain Rhode Island's controversial toll network system.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
May 25, 2017
TCA

GOP Launches Another Assault on Rhode Island's Truck-Toll Plan

Morrow Long/Flickr

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In their latest assault on Rhode Island's impending truck toll network, Republican state lawmakers and the trucking industry released an analysis on May 23 claiming the plan will generate far less revenue than expected and lead to unnecessary construction projects.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
May 24, 2017

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