Topics: RhodeWorks

NATSO, Coalition File Amicus in Rhode Island Tolling Case

NATSO, and a coalition of state trucking associations, fleets and other highway users, told the First Circuit that Rhode Island’s truck tolling program unconstitutionally interfered with interstate commerce, targeted commercial trucks and therefore the state should not be allowed to reassess its bridge tolls.  More

Federal Court Blocks Rhode Island Toll Scheme; Victory for NATSO Members

Federal Court Blocks Rhode Island Toll Scheme; Victory for NATSO Members

Marking a major victory for NATSO members in the longstanding fight against tolling existing Interstate highways, a Federal judge ruled that Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling system known as “RhodeWorks” is unconstitutional and ordered the state to stop charging tolls on tractor trailers within 48 hours. More

ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Unconstitutional Truck Toll Program

The American Trucking Associations along with three motor carriers representing the industry on March 28 appealed the recent decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss their challenge to Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme, on procedural grounds. More

RIDOT to Add 10 More Truck-Only Toll Gantries

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said Dec. 20 that it would construct another 10 truck-only tolling gantries on Interstate 95 after the Federal Highway Administration reviewed its environmental assessment and issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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