Rhode Island

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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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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