Rhode Island

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February 12, 2016

Controversial Rhode Island Truck Tolls Bill Signed Into Law

Rhode Island’s governor signed into law a controversial measure that will impose tolls on commercial trucks traveling through the state — reportedly the only state with a truck-only tolling system.

January 6, 2016

Rhode Island Lists Possible Truck Toll Locations

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has provided a list of the locations under consideration for placing toll gantries, should lawmakers approve a controversial plan to begin truck-only tolling.

January 5, 2016

For Whom the Bridge Is Tolled…

The question, agree those on both side of the truck-tolling divide, is how to pay for the extensive repairs and improvements needed to keep Rhode Island competitive with its New England neighbors.

June 24, 2015

Rhode Island Senate Approves Truck Toll Proposal

UPDATED -- The Rhode Island Senate has approved a $1.1 billion plan allowing the state to create a toll on large commercial vehicles traveling through the state -- but it's unlikely it will go anywhere in the House.

June 15, 2015

Truck Toll Alternative Proposed by Rhode Island Republicans

An alternative to the proposed Rhode Island trucking toll that could eliminate the tolls completely has been brought forward by members of the R.I., House Republican Caucus.

June 5, 2015

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Stalled for Now

UPDATED -- A recently amended proposal to charge tolls for trucks crossing bridges in Rhode Island may not be included in the state budget, according to local reports -- but it could be addressed by the legislature in a special session.

June 2, 2015

Rhode Island Scales Back Tolling Plans

UPDATED -- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last minute changes to a truck tolling proposal that upset several local and national trucking groups, but the state trucking association says the plan still unfairly targets truckers.

May 28, 2015

Trucking Groups Slam Rhode Island Tolling Plan

A recent proposal in Rhode Island for a truck-only toll to pay for the state’s ailing road and bridge conditions has been met with blowback from several trucking industry groups.

May 6, 2013

TravelCenters of America Opens First TA in Rhode Island

TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the only travel center in the state of Rhode Island. The newest TA travel center is located in West Greenwich, at I-94, Exit 5B (849 Victory Highway).

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