Rhode Island toll

Government, Business

Court Denies RIDOT’s Motion for Judgment in Truck Tolling Case

Rhode Island toll A truck enters a toll booth on a Rhode Island highway. (HummelReport via YouTube)

The U.S. District Court of Rhode Island has denied the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s motion for judgment on pleadings related to the state’s hotly contested trucks-only tolling system.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business

Court Strikes Down RIDOT’s Petition for Rehearing in Truck Tolls Case

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has denied the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s petition for a rehearing in the legal battle over trucks-only tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2020
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

Truck passes through a toll gantry Getty Images

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

Truck going through tollbooth HummelReport via YouTube

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

Truck Tolls Lawsuit HummelReport via YouTube

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