Welcome! Login | Register
 

RI Unemployment Remains at 7.7 % in August—The RI Department of Labor and Training announced…

The Scoop: Cianci’a New Plan, Fung Got New TV and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Rhode Island’s Best Wineries—As a companion to last week's brewery piece,…

Miriam Hospital To Offer Men’s Cancer Wellness Group—Miriam Hospital will offer two new health programs…

Big Brothers Big Sisters To Present Big Toast—The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean…

The Scoop: Common Cause Calls Again for People’s Pledge and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Chef Walter’s Flavors and Knowledge: Mozzarella in Carrozza—Literally translated into “cheese in a carriage”, this…

RIMA/makeRI Announce Manufacturing Day 2014—The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the…

The Scoop: R.I. Society of Certified Public Accountants Endorses Almonte—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Dear John: No Affair. And Maybe No Friendship.—Was she wrong to tell her friends?

 
 

NEW: Doherty Against Pledges to Stop Tolls on Sakonnet River Bridge

Friday, October 05, 2012

 

Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty today renewed his pledge to do all he can to stop the controversial $4.00 tolls planned for the new Sakonnet River Bridge in 2013.

“This is not a fair toll--or ‘tax’--on the businesses and residents who travel the bridge every day,” Doherty said. “This is often called ‘the working person’s bridge’ and I have met many of the 40,000 drivers who depend on it daily. And, even with E-ZPass, this is not an expense many people in the East Bay can afford. We have to stop it and it won’t be easy.”

Doherty believes he still has a chance at halting the tolls by making the case to the Federal Highway Administration which has to approve the tolls.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says it needs to impose tolls to pay for maintenance on the new bridge, the Mt. Hope Bridge in Portsmouth, and the Pell Bridge in Newport. Unless the tolling is postponed, it will go into effect next spring.
 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.