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Letter: Bridge maintenance, tolls are separate issues

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: With the budget season well underway at the State House, legislators from the East Bay should be ready to fight for their constituents and be much better prepared than they were last year with regards to the tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The sad commentary on our present state of affairs […]

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Assembly approves 10 cent Sakonnet Bridge toll

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  4 Comments

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently.

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly passed legislation late Tuesday evening, July 2, allowing the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) to implement a Sakonnet River Bridge toll – not to exceed 10 cents – in order to preserve future tolling options for the bridge and secure a potential revenue stream for the state while […]

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Hundreds in Tiverton condemn bridge tolls in marathon meeting

By   /  December 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis, standing as he did the entire meeting, listens to Rep. Jay Edwards (D-Dist. 7) speak against tolls. Behind Mr. Edwards in queue is a Lincoln man who supports tolls, the only person speaking in their favor.

TIVERTON — Over 350 people packed  the Tiverton High School auditorium Tuesday night, with still more watching from the cafeteria across the hall, for the second of two public sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to debate tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis took the floor, […]

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