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Rhode Island DOT Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Truck-Only Tolls

August 29, 2018

Rhode Island DOT Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Truck-Only Tolls

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the American Trucking Associations, Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M Transport Services and New England Motor Freight challenging the states truck-only tolls, arguing that they are asking the court to do something that it lacks jurisdiction to do. In a motion filed Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island, RIDOT cited the Tax Injunction Act, which restricts the power of the federal district courts to prevent the collection or enforcement of state taxes, as well as the 11th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Anti-Tolling Coalition: Toll Studies Overpromise Riches

August 7, 2018

Anti-Tolling Coalition: Toll Studies Overpromise Riches

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) urged Connecticut residents to be wary of the state’s plan to study tolling of state highways citing a long history of tolling studies that have misled policymakers into thinking tolls are practical infrastructure funding solution, when in fact, they are not.

ATA, Motor Carriers Sue Rhode Island Over Truck Toll Program

July 10, 2018

ATA, Motor Carriers Sue Rhode Island Over Truck Toll Program

The American Trucking Associations, along with Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M Transport Services Inc. and New England Motor Freight, asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme unconstitutional, arguing it discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Chastises Rhode Island for Truck-Only Tolls

June 6, 2018

Anti-Tolling Coalition Chastises Rhode Island for Truck-Only Tolls

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member, sharply criticized the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on June 5 for moving forward with truck-only tolling in the coming days, arguing that it is bad public policy that will reroute prosperity around the state.

Rhode Island Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Repeal Truck-Only Tolls

April 12, 2017

Rhode Island Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Repeal Truck-Only Tolls

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan introduced legislation April 11 that would repeal the controversial RhodeWorks provision that allows tolling of commercial trucks within the state.

NATSO, Rhode Island Trucking Association to Host Anti-Tolling Rally

October 13, 2016

NATSO, Rhode Island Trucking Association to Host Anti-Tolling Rally

The Rhode Island Trucking Association and NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truckstops, announced today that they will host an informational rally and press conference Oct. 18 to discuss the devastating effects that "RhodeWorks" -- the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's truck-only tolling plan -- will have on local businesses and commercial truck drivers that operate within the state of Rhode Island.

U.S. DOT Approves Rhode Island's Truck-Only Toll Plan

October 7, 2016

U.S. DOT Approves Rhode Island's Truck-Only Toll Plan

The Federal Highway Administration has approved Rhode Island's truck-only tolling plan, enabling the controversial project to proceed.

March 11, 2016

Anti-Tolling Coalition Member Slams Rhode Island Tolling Plan

Chris Maxwell, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, sharply criticized the state’s RhodeWorks plan arguing that it’s bad public policy that will hurt the state’s economy, drive up the costs of goods and jeopardize safety.

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

November 5, 2012

DOT Releases $4 M to North Carolina for Road Repair

Federal officials are releasing $4 million in emergency funds to North Carolina to help repair roads damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.