Daily News Briefs, March 9, 2020

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Truckers Are Anxious to Press Their Constitutional Attack on RIDOT Truck Tolls

FreightWaves.com quotes an attorney representing ATA, the American Trucking Associations, as stating the group plans to move “full steam ahead in the district court” on its constitutional challenge to Rhode Island’s trucks toll program now that an appellate ruling has upheld federal jurisdiction over the case. The article notes that the state’s lawyers have not commented on the possibility of their asking for a stay of proceedings while they petition the US Supreme Court to review the jurisdictional question.

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


Editorial: Motorists Should Help Plan New NY Thruway Travel Plazas

A Syracuse.com editorial notes that the New York Thruway Authority is preparing to restore all 27 of its travel plazas by entering into a contract with one company that will renovate and operate the plazas over the next 30 years. The editors think travelers should contribute to the planning of the facilities and services they will use. To prime the idea pump, they offer a few suggestions of their own. Anyone for mini Wegman’s grocery stores? Dedicated dog walking areas? Drive-through windows? How about separate facilities designed to accommodate an influx of bus passengers?

Customer Service Experience New York New York State Thruway Authority


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

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