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McKee administration formally appeals ruling against truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's administration on Wednesday filed a formal notice that it is appealing a federal judge's order to shut down...
U.S. DISTRICT COURT Judge William E. Smith ruled Wednesday that the state's RhodeWorks tolls against the trucking industry are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the tolls must stop by Friday. / AP PHOTO/ORLIN WAGNER

U.S. judge favors trucking industry over RhodeWorks tolls

PROVIDENCE – The trucking industry scored a significant legal victory in federal court Wednesday against the state’s transportation department over the controversial truck tolling...

Five Questions With: Melissa D. Travis

Melissa D. Travis has been at the helm of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants since February. The Cumberland native is the...

R.I. Society of CPAs to host business forum on international trade

LINCOLN – The Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants is slated to host a multi-industry forum on Rhode Island international trade and exports...
GOVERNOR’S DINNER: The SouthCoast and Bristol County chambers of commerce will hold a dinner featuring Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Sept. 17 at White’s of Westport in Westport.
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Editor’s Choice: Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor THE BRISTOL COUNTY and SouthCoast chambers of commerce will hold a dinner with Mass....
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
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Building bridges to safer travel

Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program. Proposed by Gov....

New England Motor Freight bankruptcy affects 145 employees at Pawtucket terminal

PAWTUCKET – In the latest blow to the city, less-than-truckload carrier New England Motor Freight Inc., which had a terminal here, filed for Chapter...
THE RHODE ISLAND TRUCKING ASSOCIATION says the annual Trucking Association Executives Council conference, which was estimated to generate $1 million in tourism, has moved from Newport to Rockport, Maine, due to the Ocean State's RhodeWorks truck-tolling policies.

RITA: Truck tolling cost R.I. $1M in tourism

PAWTUCKET – The annual Trucking Association Executives Council industry conference that was expected to generate an estimated $1 million for Rhode Island has been...
COMMON GROUND: Christopher J. Maxwell, president and CEO of the R.I. Trucking Association, says legislators and truckers should work together rather than argue over / tolls.  PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Driver shortage poses challenge for truckers

The Rhode Island trucking industry has yielded a lot of attention in the last couple years. The group's fight against the state's decision to assess...
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

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

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Trucking Association has asked the Federal Highway Administration to intervene in RhodeWorks, including through a federal environmental review of...
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