7/16/19: Chris Maxwell on Dan Yorke State of Mind, FOX Providence. RIDOT director recently made statements about use of toll revenue that directly contradicts state & federal law. Law does not restrict toll money to bridge repairs as he claims but allows spending on a wide array of infrastructure projects including non-essential ones.
Lawsuit Against RI Truck Tolls: ATA Files Request for Preliminary Injunction to Shut Down Gantries
The jurisdiction of the truck toll lawsuit was settled on 3/10/20 and the case will be heard in federal, not state, court. On 3/12/20, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction requesting that the Court "should preliminarily enjoin collection of the RhodeWorks tolls" while the lawsuit proceeds.
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In the Media ~ In the News
6/6/18: GoLocalLIVE with Kate Nagle– Chris Maxwell reacts to activation of first two toll gantries in southern RI: "They were very eager in 2015 to get these [gantries] up. Now they very mysteriously throttled back and pushed them now to June 11. That was kind of odd that they took so much time to put them in. But we've been ready."
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2/7/19: Chris Maxwell on Dan Yorke State of Mind, FOX Providence. Status of the toll lawsuit against the state. Who is actually accountable to whom in the governor's office. Plus, tolls are wasteful & unnecessary AND proposed toll rates for new gantries would steer interstate trucks THROUGH the heavy traffic of Providence on 95, not around on 295: $11 vs $22.50.