Rhode Island presses forward with next 10 truck toll gantries despite ATA suit

Rhode Island announced late last month that it will begin construction on the next 10 toll gantries that are part of its sweeping I-95 trucks-only tolling plan enacted in 2016. The first two toll booths opened in June, despite opposition from major trucking groups and a pending lawsuit from the American Trucking Associations.

The U.S. DOT has continued to green light the state’s Rhodeworks plan tolling plan, including, most recently, granting approval for construction of the next 10 gantries. The state’s DOT says the gantries will be built one at a time, with each one taking roughly one to two months to complete. The 10 gantries should be completed by May 2020, R.I. DOT says.