2013-02-21 / News

East Bay reps ask for federal toll hearings

Four East Bay representatives are seeking federal hearings on state plans to institute tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

Reps. Raymond Gallison Jr., John Edwards, Dennis Canario and Linda Finn sent a letter last week to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seeking hearings by the Federal Highway Administration on the plan for tolls.

“It is our belief that the FHA should undertake its own hearings with citizens and business people from the area to learn firsthand the negative impacts and burdens tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge will present to these individuals,” the letter said.

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