RI Has 35th Worst Truck Bottleneck in U.S. — RI Trucking Association’s Maxwell on Implications
Saturday, February 16, 2019
“We are sharing their announcement to highlight #35 on the list: I95 at I195 in Providence. I-95 in Stamford, CT and Boston's I-93 also made the list, but Rhode Island has the dubious distinction of having a bottleneck that comes in "ahead" of even those two infamous traffic hotspots,” said Maxwell.
“On a related matter, please note that RIDOT’s current proposed toll rates incentivize trucks to utilize I-95 through Providence and directly into this bottleneck rather than around on I-295 due to the respective rates - $11.00 on I-95 and $22.50 on I-295. With bottlenecks, commuter congestion, two dangerous curves (Thurbers Ave, Pawtucket S-Curves), this flies in the face of any and all consideration for safety and efficiency,” said Maxwell.
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