Rhode Island truck toll bill signed into law
Posted February 16, 2016
With final votes in both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor’s signature, the Rhode Island bill placing tolls on commercial trucks is now law.
The “Rhodeworks” plan includes the institution of tolls for large commercial trucks. It would place 14 gantries around the state with an average toll of $3 each, with a cap of $20 per day in each direction for any truck crossing the state.
The state House of Representatives voted 52 to 21 on February 10, approving its version. The Senate voted 25 to 12 to approve both its version of the legislation and the House’s identical version on February 11.
According to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the legislation (2016-H 7409Aaa, 2016-S 2246Aaa) will repair more than 150 structurally deficient bridges and make repairs to another 500 bridges to prevent them from becoming deficient, bringing 90 percent of the state’s bridges into structural sufficiency by 2024.
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