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 | Staff 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
Government, Business

Rhode Island Truck-Toll Plan Still Needs FHWA Approval

Even though Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed RhodeWorks into law on Feb. 11, her trucks-only tolling plan still needs to be approved by the Federal Highway Administration before it can roll smoothly toward a projected opening of the 14 tolling gantries in 18 to 24 months.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2016
Government, Business

R.I. Gov. Signs Truck-Toll Plan; Industry Threatens Legal Action

The Rhode Island Senate took less than three hours Feb. 11 to approve Gov. Gina Raimondo’s RhodeWorks proposal, which includes truck-only tolls, one day after the House of Representatives debated the issue seven hours before signing off on the measure.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2016
Government, Business

Feud Over Toll Plan Rages

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The war of words between Rhode Island officials and the state’s trucking association over Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only tolling infrastructure plan just keeps boiling.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2016