ATA appeals dismissal of lawsuit against Rhode Island truck tolls
ATA says the court’s decision to dismiss the case “did not address the merits of that constitutional claim” and “held only that ATA’s challenge could not proceed in federal court.”
April 3, 2019
ATA toll suit should be in state court, says fed court in dismissal
A U.S. District Court judge ordered the case be dismissed because the tolls are considered taxes under the Tax Injunction Act, which states that federal courts do not have jurisdiction over state taxes. The case can still be tried in a state court.
March 20, 2019
Trucking’s take on infrastructure blame: Toll’d you so
After decades of federal negligence, states are floating plans to add truck tolls to help pay for highway improvements, sounding alarms from the trucking industry.
March 18, 2019
Rhode Island begins work on next 10 truck toll locations
Though still facing litigation from ATA and the state’s trucking association, Rhode Island is set to proceed with the construction of 10 more trucks-only toll gantries, scheduled to be completed by May 2020.
January 3, 2019
Rhode Island to begin trucks-only toll construction this week
RIDOT says after the gantries are installed, its tolling contractor will begin an approximate one-month test of the system before the tolls go live to truckers.
February 12, 2018
Truckers earn win – for now – in Rhode Island tolling battle
Rhode Island DOT has proposed to ban trucks from certain secondary roads that could be used to avoid future trucks-only tolls. Rhode Island’s State Traffic Commission voted down the proposal for now, requesting more information from RIDOT.
August 22, 2017
R.I. lawmaker wants to repeal truck toll law, Louisiana looking at split speeds
A bill introduced in Rhode Island would, if passed, repeal the RhodeWorks law passed last year that enacted trucks-only tolls in the state. Another bill introduced in Louisiana proposes to reduce the speed limit for trucks and buses by 10 miles per hour on interstates.
April 17, 2017
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.
October 20, 2016
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.”
October 6, 2016
76% of truckers say they’ll avoid Rhode Island if state enacts trucks-only toll plan
A recent survey of truck operators who travel Rhode Island’s highways shows that 76 percent of them will take different routes and bypass the state if necessary to avoid tolls that the governor’s proposing for commercial trucks.
January 13, 2016
Debate set to resume on state’s trucks-only toll plan
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only toll proposal faces increased opposition when legislators return to work this week.
January 5, 2016
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.
December 9, 2015
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