Committee on Agency Administration
Jim Tymon, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Policy and Management
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Lawsuit Launched over Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolls
The trade group American Trucking Associations, along with three individual motor carriers, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on July 10 in an effort aimed at getting Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program declared “unconstitutional” as it “discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce.” That tolling effort is part of the state’s “RhodeWorks” program passed and signed into law on February 11, 2016 – a 10-year, $4.7 billion investment effort designed to upgrade Rhode Island’s transportation system, but especially its highway bridges, in part by using monies generated by truck-only tolls in select locations.
TIFIA Loan Changes Recommended at EPW Committee Hearing
During a July 11 hearing held by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill, changes to Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or “TIFIA” loans were urged to help shorten the application period and the timeline for their disbursement – both key issues for state departments of transportations seeking such loans for funding a variety of highway projects. “Overall the TIFIA program is great but there are areas to improve upon,” explained Brian Motyl, transportation trust fund administrator for the Delaware Department of Transportation, in his testimony before the committee.
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