Government, Business

Feud Over Toll Plan Rages

Ian Donnis/Rhode Island Public Radio

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

Truckers: Toll Plan Will Put Them Out of Business or Drive Them Out of R.I.

A host of people connected to the trucking industry testified Feb. 4 that Rhode Island's truck-tolling plan is an existential threat to their businesses or a factor that could drive them from the state to more hospitable climates.

Katherine Gregg and Patrick Anderson | The Providence Journal
February 5, 2016
Government, Business

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Slashing Tolls for Thruway's Frequent Users

Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to slash tolls for the Thruway's most frequent customers and keep the costs at current rates for all other drivers for the next four years.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2016
Government, Business

Michigan Senate Considering Bills to Allow Toll Roads


LANSING, Mich. — State senators are considering legislation that would allow toll roads in Michigan as part of a broader package to provide for public-private partnerships and other alternative financing methods for infrastructure projects.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
December 9, 2015

Fitch Sees Stable Outlook for Port, Toll Road Bonds

Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News

A new survey from Fitch Ratings, which analyzes bond quality, found that publicly funded investment in ports and other transportation infrastructure generally will remain stable.

July 13, 2015

No Easy Pass for North Carolina’s First Privately Run Toll Lanes

J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

North Carolina signed contracts and sold $100 million of municipal bonds, workers are surveying the land and the state’s first private toll lanes are set to open on Interstate 77 in 2018.

Romy Varghese | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2015

Rhode Island May Postpone Plan to Toll Trucks on Bridges

Kenneth C. Zirkel

The Rhode Island General Assembly may postpone consideration of the governor’s controversial “RhodeWorks” infrastructure plan, which includes bridge tolls on tractor-trailers, the press secretary for the state Senate president said June 10.

June 15, 2015

Truck Toll Excluded from Rhode Island's Budget, For Now


The Rhode Island General Assembly might postpone consideration of the governor’s controversial "RhodeWorks" road and bridge plan, which includes truck tolls on bridges, until later this year, the press secretary for state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said June 10.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 10, 2015

Maine Legislature Tries to Crack Down on Canadian Truckers Avoiding Tolls

Maine Turnpike Authority

Officials in Maine said they have grown weary of Canadian truckers traveling the Maine Turnpike on their way to U.S. East Coast markets without paying tolls.

June 1, 2015

Toll Battles Mount as States Seek Cash for Ailing Roads


As U.S. states collect record tolls from drivers, political opposition to fee-based highways and bridges is threatening efforts to rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

Lauren Etter | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2015