The Federal Highway Administration has approved Rhode Island's truck-only tolling plan, enabling the controversial project to proceed.
Under the plan, Rhode Island will generate 14 truck-only tolls to repair the state's roads and repair bridges.
NATSO has long opposed the program, which is "of questionable legality and represents the proverbial camel's nose in the tent" in terms of the potential for other states to replicate the idea, said NATSO's Vice President of Government Relations David Fialkov. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Rhode Island affiliate are expected to file a legal challenge to the proposal.
The legislation allowing for the controversial tolling program was signed into law on Feb. 11, 2016.
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