Rhode Island

State’s trucks-only toll plan stymied for now

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

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Rhode Island proposes truck-only toll

"Highway robbery" -- trucking associations respond to Rhode Island’s move to a ten-year plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only toll on 17-20 bridges.

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Perils of Break Away

Be careful throwing chucks in your storage box, particularly if spray lubricants are in there... "Sometimes, you do something stupid. It just happens..."

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Joining the circus

George & Wendy haul flatbed for the Big Apple Circus show.

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Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $3 million in emergency relief funds available immediately to Rhode Island to make urgent road repairs needed as a result of heavy rains and flooding. The $3 million will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed, including the Laurel Avenue Bridge in Coventry and the Douglas Avenue (Route 7) Bridge in North Providence. Quick release funds also will go toward the inspection and monitoring ...

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.

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