To repair Rhode Island roads, report calls for new tolls, taxes and higher fees
PROVIDENCE — Driving your car may take on a new and larger meaning — for your wallet.
To fix its crumbling roads and bridges and rescue the state’s financially challenged public transit system, a draft report made public yesterday says the state should consider charging tolls at the state line on every interstate highway and creating a new tax for each mile a vehicle is driven.
The report calls for tolls on a new Sakonnet River Bridge, increasing the state gas tax and a long list of other things related to using the roads. One proposed tax would apply to anything made from petroleum, from paint to detergent to plastics. More HERE
The economy is sluggish, people are strapped for cash and Rhode Island wants to tax you more by adding tolls, higher gas taxes and registration fees. You get what you voted for, I suppose..
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