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NEW GANTRY: Vehicles pass underneath an electronic truck-tolling gantry on Route 6 in Providence over the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. The gantry is scheduled to begin operating this month.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Truck tolls roll on despite American Trucking Associations lawsuit, appeal

Coming to a Rhode Island highway near you: “Big Brother,” electronic truck-tolling style. That may be a cynical way to describe the automated truck-tolling gantries...

Truck tolls exceed projected $7M revenue in first year

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has collected $7.3 million in billable revenue from the first two Rhode Island truck toll gantries between...
CONN. GOV. NED LAMONT wrote an op-ed calling for tolls on both cars and trucks, reversing a campaign promise to toll trucks and not cars. / COURTESY THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR NED LAMONT

Opinion: Conn.’s governor calls for tolls on cars, trucks, reversing position

PROVIDENCE – Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont called for tolling for both trucks and cars in Connecticut in an op-ed in the Connecticut Post Saturday. Lamont...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation has received Federal Highway Administration approval for the remaining 10 truck-toll gantry locations following an environmental review. Above, a map of the gantry locations. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Remaining truck tolls pass environmental review; path to construction cleared

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to proceed with construction of the next 10 truck-toll...
IN THE SECOND month of truck-toll operation, the R.I. Department of Transportation collected $664,618 from 200,746 vehicles. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

Truck tolls net $645K in second month of operation

PROVIDENCE – In the second month of operation, the state’s controversial truck tolls have collected $664,618, the R.I. Department of Transportation reported Thursday, $65,951...
THE R.I. TURNPIKE and Bridge Authority and R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over truck tolls in U.S. District Court Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

RITBA and Alviti Jr. file for dismissal of federal truck tolls...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority and R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. filed a motion in U.S. District Court...

RIDOT: Truck tolls net $626K in first month

PROVIDENCE – The first two truck-toll locations installed in Rhode Island collected $625,989 from June 11 to July 10, $27,322 more than had been...

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...
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 ANNOUNCED Interstate 95 will experience temporary lane closures Feb. 12-20 to install truck toll gantries in southern Rhode Island.

RIDOT announces overnight lane closures to install truck toll gantries

PROVIDENCE – A series of lane closures are planned for a section of Interstate 95 in southern Rhode Island to install the first two...

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