R.I. Trucking Association asking Federal Highway Administration to scrutinize RhodeWorks

RHODE ISLAND Trucking Association President and CEO Christopher J. Maxwell said, “While we disagree with truck-only tolling and RhodeWorks, the vote of the legislature stands. But the real scrutiny over the plan’s viability begins now, and as we’ve stated all along, it faces many challenges in both the regulatory and legal arenas.” / PBN FILE PHOTO
RHODE ISLAND Trucking Association President and CEO Christopher J. Maxwell said, “While we disagree with truck-only tolling and RhodeWorks, the vote of the legislature stands. But the real scrutiny over the plan’s viability begins now, and as we’ve stated all along, it faces many challenges in both the regulatory and legal arenas.” / PBN FILE PHOTO
PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Trucking Association has asked the Federal Highway Administration to intervene in RhodeWorks, including through a federal environmental review of gantry and bridge locations and the resulting impacts. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation sent March 18, trucking association President and CEO Christopher J. Maxwell said the proposed…
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Rhode Island is not the only state to propose truck tolls, in fact it is a latecomer to the game versus surrounding States. So why did this question of federal viability not impact the other states with tolls already in place????

  2. Obadiah,

    That is because the states who have highway tolls or Turnpikes or Parkways with tolls, toll all vehicles including cars and even motorcycles. Rhode Island wants to toll just certain types of trucks. Its like having all the Pizzeria’s in Rhode Island pay for all the parmesan cheese used in the state.