Rhode Island lawmakers have scaled back a plan to pay for repairs to the state’s infrastructure with a truck-only toll on about two dozen bridges.
On Tuesday (June 2), Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Classes 6 and 7 trucks had been dropped from the RhodeWorks toll proposal introduced last week. Class 8 trucks still would be charged under the 10-year plan, projected to generate an annual $100 million. A new addition to the plan is the stipulation that trucks be charged only once per location per day in each direction.