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House, Senate to vote on Sakonnet toll hike delay

The new approved Sakonnet rate is 50 cents for cars with Rhode Island E-ZPass transponders and $3.75 for others.

The Associated Press

3/20/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — House and Senate lawmakers are set to vote on pushing back the date on which Rhode Island's bridge authority can hike the 10-cent Sakonnet Bridge toll.

Both chambers will vote Thursday on legislation that would push the date from April 1 to May 15.

The outcome is effectively moot. Anticipating General Assembly action, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority board voted Wednesday to hike the Sakonnet toll effective May 16. If that increase is blocked, tolls on the Newport Bridge will go up instead.

The new approved Sakonnet rate is 50 cents for cars with Rhode Island E-ZPass transponders and $3.75 for others.

As a backup, the Newport rates would climb to $1.04 for cars with in-state transponders and $5 for others.

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