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SOUND OFF: How Should Tiverton Fight The Sakonnet Bridge Toll

Tiverton STOP met with local legislators and residents on Tuesday night to discuss strategies to block tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

Tiverton STOP, a citizens group dedicated to barring tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge met with local legislators and residents on Tuesday night.

The state Department on Transportation (DOT) will hold two public hearings next week to learn about potential environmental, traffic and economic threat to the area through the eyes of the community.

DOT Director Michael P. Lewis and Gov. Lincoln Chafee have left questions of toll rates and booth placement undefined, and the governor says he is open to other options for increasing revenue for state infrastructure.

Do you have a plan? How would you balance the public opposition to tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and the need to increase revenues to maintain roads and bridges. Tell us in the comments below.

joy November 28, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Please show up on Dec. 4th at 7:00 at the Tiverton Town Hall to voice how the toll will personally impact you. We need everyone there. Please don't rely on your neighbor. We need everyone!
ELLEN TAVARES November 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Joy, Isn't theDecember 4th meeting at the Tiverton High School at 7:00 PM. ? Thanks for all the hard work you and many others do. Ellen
Bill Gerlach November 29, 2012 at 02:02 AM
QUICK CORRECTION: The Tiverton public input session happening on Tuesday, December 4th is at TIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL, not Town Hall. Thanks.
Jeffrey M. Belli November 29, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Joy pay attention the meeting with Dot is at the highschool not the town hall
Just Another Taxpayer November 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Hopefully people will show up in large numbers. Only a dozen or so residents attend the STOP TOLLS meeting that was held Tuesday evening at the Tiverton Town Hall.

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