Tag Archives: Sakonnet River Bridge

David A. Darlington in front of the Newport Pell Bridge toll booths in Jamestown last year. He’s resigned from the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, citing health issues.

Toll proponent Darlington resigns from RITBA

Toll proponent Darlington resigns from RITBA

JAMESTOWN — David A. Darlington, chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), has announced he is stepping down from the board of directors. His four-year term expired on April 1. Mr. Darlington has been the public face of RITBA in the agency’s controversial efforts to impose a toll on the new Sakonnet

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Letter: Opposition to Sakonnet Bridge toll is not ‘hysteria’

To the editor: Recently, Ms. Carolyn Booth of Newport wrote to Newport This Week and the ProJo about the toll issue. Our response: Correct, the anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva-Weed’s and Rep. Martin’s positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing


Meeting on tolls in Portsmouth Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Sen. Christopher Ottiano (D-Dist. 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton) will discuss the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls at an open meeting hosted by Portsmouth Concerned Citizens this Wednesday, March 5. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs portion of Scampi restaurant, 657 Park Ave. Two pieces of legislation — Senate bill S-2335 and House bill H-7432 — would

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Bridge commission meets Wednesday in Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will convene at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Room 35 of the State House. Commission members will have the opportunity to present personal statements they submitted for inclusion in the report regarding alternative funding for bridges and infrastructure in Rhode Island.

Letter: Put a STOP to Sakonnet Bridge tolls

Editor’s note: This letter from the Sakonnet Tolls Opposition Platform (STOP) Committee was presented to Special Legislative Commission on Tolls at its meeting at the State House Thursday. To the editor: The Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges and the state’s transportation system is nearing the end of its session and is