Daily News Briefs, July 27, 2020

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Plaintiffs Attacking RIDOT's Toll Program Subpoena The Governor And Lawmakers

The Providence Journal reports, Rhode Island’s Governor and House Speaker, and a state representative have been subpoenaed by plaintiffs to give depositions in the trucking industry’s lawsuit against the state’s truck-only toll program. “The move to take depositions from top Democratic leaders involved in passing truck-toll legislation in early 2016 came after U.S. District Judge William E. Smith denied the state’s latest effort to throw out all or parts of the trucking-industry case.” Governor Gina Raimondo offered no immediate comment. A representative of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said “the Attorney General’s office accepted the service of the subpoenas and the office will respond accordingly.”

Issues of Law Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)


Opponents Persist In Litigating Tollway Extension Plan TCA Already Cancelled

The Orange County Register reports, San Clemente city officials insist on obtaining a judicial resolution of their suit against the 241 Toll extension plan, even though the Transportation Corridor Agencies set aside that plan months ago. According to the article, TCA “reached an agreement with the Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans to stop studying options for extending the 241 and leave its end point at Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo. . . .” San Clemente and an allied homeowners association rejected a subsequent TCA offer to settle the lawsuit, which has been costly to all involved. They persist in seeking a court order or agreement that prevents TCA or another agency from reviving the extension proposal in future.

California Issues of Law Transportation Corridor Agencies (CA)


These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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