Rhode Island

Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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Trucking industry stakeholders voice concerns about Rhode Island’s toll plan

“The trucking industry and related entities – including truck stops and travel centers – will suffer greatly from a discriminatory truck-only toll,” said Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island Trucking Association.

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Anti-toll rally to be held in Rhode Island next week

In its announcement of the rally, NATSO says that even though the revenue raised from the truck-only tolls is supposed to go toward repairing roads and bridges, there are no legal requirements for this to happen. Organizers say they intend to shed light on the effects the state’s trucks-only tolling plan will have on truckers in the state.

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R.I.’s trucks-only toll plan approved by DOT, truck group vows to continue fight

The tolls will be used to reconstruct or replace 34 bridges. "The trucking industry remains unified and resolute in its fight against this policy," said R.I.'s trucking association. "We will use every resource and tactic available to us to win in the political, legal and commerce arenas."

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R.I. trucks-only toll plan enacted following governor’s signature

With the bill signed into law, drivers of class 8 trucks will pay a maximum of $20 to travel through the state along Interstate 95 one-way. Each electronic toll gantry a trucker passes under would cost about $3. The maximum daily charge would be $40.

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Rhode Island clears trucks-only toll plan, group warns it will ‘decimate’ state’s trucking industry

Once enacted, drivers of class 8 trucks will pay a maximum of $20 to travel through the state along Interstate 95 one-way. Each electronic toll gantry a trucker passes under would cost about $3. The maximum daily charge would be $40.

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Rhode Island truckers demand access to documents in trucks-only toll plan

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has made a public records request on a truck-only toll plan to fund repair of the island’s deteriorated infrastructure.

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Rhode Island receives $9M grant for new travel plaza/welcome center

Rhode Island will build a new, state-of-the-art travel plaza and welcome center with the help of a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Rhode Island trucking group counters trucks-only toll plan

RITA’s plan excludes tolling, but does increase costs for truckers. It would create more than $220 million over four years. Island lawmakers ended session June 25 without approving Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to repair infrastructure with truck-only tolls on about two dozen bridges.

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