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RITBA chair working through new 10-cent toll plan

The Associated Press

7/4/2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The head of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says he is figuring out how to implement a 10-cent toll hastily approved by the General Assembly for the Sakonnet River Bridge.

RITBA Chairman David Darlington told WPRI-TV Wednesday that charging a dime beginning Aug. 19 will preserve the option of tolling. He says bills may not be mailed to drivers who pass through without an E-ZPass unless they do so several times because it would cost more than 10 cents.

Lawmakers voted last week to delay a higher toll on the bridge until February to study alternatives, then reversed course because state officials had warned the toll might not be able to be implemented later because of federal rules.

Chafee signed the 10-cent toll into law on Wednesday.

Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com


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