RI judge upholds truck-only tolling; Lamont still wants broader program

The decision by Rhode Island’s U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith could open the door for Connecticut to implement its own electronic tolling system on trucks only, an idea that was supported by Gov. Ned Lamont until he pivoted last month and proposed a plan to toll both passenger vehicles and trucks. In an op-ed piece, the governor said truck tolling would not generate enough revenue for the state, as opposed to the estimated $1 billion in annual revenues a comprehensive tolling system would provide.


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