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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

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

States Can Apply for Interstate Tolling Program Through FHWA

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The Federal Highway Administration is taking applications from states interested in collecting tolls at interstate facilities, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Government, Business

Rhode Island Pulls Back Funding For Truck-Related Programs

Due to delays in the state Legislature and an unexpected dearth of resources, Rhode Island’s government has made changes to funding for programs pertinent to the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Government

Rhode Island Republican Leader Seeks to Repeal Truck-Only Toll Law

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The Rhode Island General Assembly’s top Republican unveiled legislation aimed at undoing a truck-only toll law backed by the governor and opposed by state and national trucking associations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2017
Government

R.I. Legislators Question RhodeWorks' Constitutionality

Gov. Gina Raimondo, photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Several Rhode Island Republican state legislators are trying to slow Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s RhodeWorks law from going into effect by questioning the constitutionality of its truck-only tolls and by requesting documentation of her Department of Transportation’s contract with outside counsel, which has cost taxpayers $450,000.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 30, 2016
Government, Business

TAEC Moves 2018 Meeting Out of Rhode Island

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The trucking industry’s strenuous objection to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s trucks-only tolling law has pushed the Trucking Association Executives Council to move its 2018 meeting out of the Ocean State.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 10, 2016