Rhode Island toll

Government, Business

ATA Appeals Court’s Decision to Toss Rhode Island Truck-Toll Lawsuit

Rhode Island Truck-Toll A Rhode Island toll gantry. (WJAR10.com )

Trucking industry representatives are appealing a federal judge’s decision to toss their lawsuit against Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business

Court Dismisses ATA’s Lawsuit Against Rhode Island Truck Tolls

Truck passes under Rhode Island toll gantry A truck passes under a toll gantry in Rhode Island. (WJAR.com)

A federal judge has dismissed the trucking industry’s lawsuit against Rhode Island for its trucks-only tolling system.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Rhode Island to Construct 10 More Truck Toll Gantries

Truck at Rhode Island toll (WJAR10.com)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has received federal approval to advance construction on 10 more truck-tolling gantries.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

States Will Lead in Infrastructure Funding Innovations, IBTTA Panelists Say

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BALTIMORE — Infrastructure funding programs across several states eventually will serve as models for federal transportation agencies, experts at a conference hosted by a tolling advocacy group indicated Oct. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Second Month of R.I. Truck Tolls Exceeds Expectations

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Data from the second month of Rhode Island’s truck-tolling program indicates that the number of vehicles moving through the gantries is higher than projected, while the number of trucks diverting to alternate routes is far lower than expected.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2018
Government, Business

RhodeWorks Architect Gov. Gina Raimondo Wins Primary

Gina Raimondo Raimondo celebrates the night of her primary victory. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, creator of the controversial RhodeWorks program, will remain on the ballot for this year’s general election to take on two-time rival Allan Fung.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2018
Government, Business

RIDOT Asks for Dismissal of ATA Truck Tolls Lawsuit

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Rhode Island is seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit over its new truck-tolling program, asking a federal court to intervene.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2018

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
Government, Business, Technology

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Delayed Until Late May

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Rhode Island’s truck tolls have been postponed once again, this time until at least late May, a delay that is expected to cost $20 million in lost revenue.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

R.I. Trucking Issues 'Call to Arms' Over Route Restrictions

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The Rhode Island State Traffic Commission’s recent denial of a request to restrict tractor-trailers from certain secondary roads will galvanize companies to stand up against such regulations during the commission’s next hearing, said Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island Trucking Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017