Woonsocket Call

Public gets its say on truck tolls


PROVIDENCE (AP) — Lawmakers have begun fielding public testimony on Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to toll big-rig trucks to finance bridge repairs.

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday held the first hearing on a revised tolling plan Raimondo and Democratic legislativ­e leaders unveiled last week.

Hundreds of laborers rallied in the Statehouse during hearing. Their unions favor tolling and the 10-year constructi­on plan it would help fund.

Lloyd Albert of AAA Northeast says his organizati­on supports legislatio­n that fixes structural­ly deficient bridges.

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