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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...

American Trucking Assoc. sues RIDOT over truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – The American Trucking Association has filed a lawsuit against Peter Alviti Jr. and the R.I. Department of Transportation, alleging that a new...

American Trucking Assoc. sues RIDOT over truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – The American Trucking Association has filed a complaint against Peter Alviti Jr. and the R.I. Department of Transportation, alleging that the new...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...
TWO TRUCK TOLL GANTRIES are scheduled to go live on June 11 on I-95 north and south. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

RIDOT: 2 truck tolls to go live June 11

PROVIDENCE -  The R.I. Department of Transportation will begin tractor trailer truck tolling June 11 at two locations along Interstate 95, RIDOT announced Tuesday. One...
RIDOT WILL SPEND $90 million on 2018 paving projects. Above, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT says investment in 2018 paving projects will total $90M

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will invest more than $90 million in 2018 paving projects, the department announced Thursday. RIDOT said it has...
THE NEW PROVIDENCE RIVER BRIDGE construction completion, originally scheduled for the fall, has been pushed back until the summer of 2019. / COURTESY INFORM STUDIO

Completion of Providence River pedestrian bridge pushed back

PROVIDENCE — Walkers and bikers alike will have to wait a while longer to trek across the Providence River via the new pedestrian bridge...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his proposal for infrastructure investment that shifts much of the funding from federal to local, state and private investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump introduces infrastructure proposal, local impact unclear

PROVIDENCE – The new infrastructure bill out forth by President Donald Trump this week proposed a $200 billion, 10-year federal investment that the White...
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