Rhode Island

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Advocates Name Best, Worst States for Highway Safety Laws

Downtown Providence, R.I. Downtown Providence, R.I. (Rhode Island Department of Transportation)

Rhode Island has again topped an advocacy group’s report that evaluates states’ road safety enforcement efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2019

Opinion: Don’t Penalize Truckers for Rhode Island’s Bridge Woes

Remember that feeling when a teacher sat you in the corner after wrongly accusing you of something? I believe this nation’s truckers have been placed in the proverbial corner by the state of Rhode Island.

Chris Maxwell | President and CEO, Rhode Island Trucking Association
July 25, 2018

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.

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

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

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 | Senior Reporter
November 7, 2017

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 | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2017