2013-06-27 / News

Budget article may halt Sakonnet tolls

In light of a budget amendment that was introduced Wednesday to bring the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s toll plan for the Sakonnet River Bridge to a halt until at least April 2014, East Bay lawmakers are lauding their colleagues and members of House and Senate leadership. During House deliberation Monday of the upcoming fiscal year, House Finance Chairman Rep. Helio Melo announced that an additional budget article would be proposed to ban RITBA from implementing a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

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