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R.I. reconsiders truck-only tolls

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only toll proposal faces increased opposition when legislators return to work this week.

Rhode Island trucking group to lawmakers: Show us the docs on trucks-only toll plan

RITA President Christopher Maxwell said he made the Nov. 30 request after state officials ignored previous inquires. He said the state's governor is asking assembly members to make a $1 ...

House overwhelmingly passes joint long-term highway bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the five-year, $305 billion highway-funding bill that was agreed upon by a conference committee Dec. 1.

Senate OKs highway funding extension, gives lawmakers two more weeks for long-term bill

While the Senate and House finalize a long-term highway bill, lawmakers opted to give themselves two more weeks to hammer out the bill, passing a short-term funding bill that prevents ...

The 10 most congested intersections for truck freight

ATRI's annual report analyzes the amount of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations across national highways. Here are the top 10 most congested intersections for truck freight.

Senate again blocks provision to allow 33-foot twin trailers

The Senate added an amendment Wednesday morning to its 2016 DOT appropriations bill that keeps in place the 28-foot maximum length of double trailers.

New ATA Chairman: passing highway bill is top priority

Patrick Thomas, chairman of the American Trucking Associations, is focused on moving a highway bill “across the goal line” by Dec. 4.

Anti-tolling group tells highway bill conferees to choose House tolling measure, not Senate’s

An anti-tolling group that includes major trucking industry lobbyists this week sent letters to the 40 lawmakers tasked with producing the final version of a long-term highway bill to urge ...

Congress set to extend highway funding through Dec. 4 as work continues on long-term bill

The U.S. House passed by a voice vote late Monday a short-term highway funding bill that extends federal highway funding to Dec. 4, giving lawmakers roughly two more weeks to ...

Rhode Island Trucking Association offers alternative to trucks-only toll plan

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has outlined an alternative to the governor’s proposal, which called for fixing bridges by instituting truck-only tolls to back $600 million in revenue bonds.