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As of 12:00pm on June 20 2014, by order of the Governor, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority turned off the electronic tolling gantry on the Sakonnet Bridge.


MR CROFT —- TEAR THAT GANTRY DOWN!

Full RI House passes budget plan that eliminates bridge tolls

By   /   June 13, 2014

By   /   June 13, 2014

 

By   /  June 13, 2014 East Bay Newspapers

After debate lasting past midnight, the full Rhode Island House of Representatives approved an $8.78 billion budget for the next fiscal year on Friday.

The budget includes provisions that eliminate the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, replacing it with an overall roads and bridges maintenance plan funded by temporary surcharges on various motor vehicle fees as well as a hike in the gasoline tax.

 

DAVE’S NOT HERE (anymore)!

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Dave Darlington 2005-2014
An Era Ends
Best of Luck With Your Health

 

 

WHY HOUSE BILL 7432 AND SENATE BILL 2335, THE
INFRASTRUCTURE BILLS,ARE GOOD FOR RHODE ISLAND

Are Pell tolls going up because RITBA cannot control spending?

LEGISLATORS,  RIDOT and RITBA TAKE NOTICE

57% OF RHODE ISLANDER VOTERS
OPPOSE THE TOLL ON THE SAKONNET BRIDGE!

 

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        EXHIBIT A    PLAINTIFF’S STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR
PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON COUNT I

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON COUNT I

 

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TAKE A GANDER AT THIS TOLL FREE PROJECT!

 

The Sakonnet River Toll Protest

Presented by Roger Lord and Little Compton Taxpayers

 

East Bay pols, residents once again question
need for tolls on Sakonnet River Bridge

Click Here To Read The Full Story at East Bay RI  -  Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

 

RI legislative panel says collecting Sakonnet River Bridge toll will cost more than bridge’s maintenance

“The numbers I find continue to creep up. It’s almost like they don’t want us to obtain it,” Edwards said. “I think the end result is to find better ways for DOT to be funded so we don’t have to have Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge.” http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x529841562/RI-legislative-panel-says-collecting-Sakonnet-River-Bridge-toll-will-cost-more-than-bridges-maintenance#ixzz2i51P04wy

 

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ARLENE VIOLET – On tea or tolls, patriots fight tyrants

Former Attorney General, Arlene Violet Sets The Record Straight on The Ills of RI

Perhaps, instead of castigating them, the opposition should be hailed as modern day
patriots who don’t want to recognize a bridge authority’s dominance over them.

 

John Vit and Dave Darlington Face Off
On The John DiPetro Show on 99.7 Wpro
But Only Dave Made It onto This Clip!

Click Here To Listen In

 

WARNING! Scrutinize Your E-Z Pass Charges!!
Have RITBA Mail You The Image of Your Plate
Before Paying Any Mailed Bills.

10/09/2013: RITBA ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT: Drivers without E-ZPass transponders who have crossed the Sakonnet River Bridge more than 25 times can expect to get a bill in the mail. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted that bills be mailed to drivers in the next couple of weeks. A $2.50 surcharge will also be added if drivers don’t pay the bill after thirty days.

If you pay attention to the screenshot of one person’s E-Z pass account, you will notice (highlighted in red) that their E-Z pass  was charged 2 times at the same time (9:05:50)  for 1 trip over the bridge.Considering the announcement by RITBA yesterday, and the fact that their system is not reliable, we suggest the following:

If you get a bill for $2.50 for 25 trips over the bridge, then you havethe option to appeal the toll charges and request  RITBA provide you with the 25 photographs of your license plate and time stamp. You have the right to appeal any questionable information.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO  PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL 25 PICTURES OF YOUR LICENSE PLATE WITH TIME STAMP.

 

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READ THIS LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM ONE CUSTOMER OF E-Z PASS


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‘Perhaps the people that would balk at the cost of an EZPass are not the sort of folk that we want in our community,’” Martin stated. “His point of view was that the toll is a filter.”

Representative Peter Martin, Newport RI – Read More of Mr. Martin’s Discriminatory  Comments

 

 

LATEST NEWS:

On August 14, at the rescheduled RITBA monthly meeting, Chairman Darlington said that RIDOT would continue to maintain & insure the Sakonnet Bridge.

 

Check Out All The Bid Information On

RITBA.ORG’S BIDDERS’ INFORMATION PAGE

We’ll Now, Isn’t that just peachy keen?
No Past, Present or Future Bidding Infomation.
HOW SOON IS “COMING SOON“?  IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR NOW

 

Bids? What Bids?

Peruse The List of Bidders Who Are Still Under Evaluation!!!
What in the world happened to VION and Why LES?
There have been multiple bids submitted since 2006.
NO TRANSPARENCY HERE!

SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY
View This Infomation Here

 

 

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LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE FIRE ON THE BRIDGE

 

 

An Open Question To RITBA

Your site was insecure but still able to exchange public information with the public.
Any person exchanging information on your site during this insecure time was exposed in plain text.
Hackers and Identity Thieves Exploit these “glitches?” to steal information.
QUESTION: What proof does RITBA have that no information was compromised?
ANSWER HERE FOR ALL TO SEE.

 

 

 

THE GOOD NEWS

RITBA has restored the Secure Certificate 

THE BAD NEWS

If you logged on to your account between 12:00 AM  and 4:00 PM, it is a possibility
that any private information received or transmitted to the RITBA E-Z Pass Account Link
may have been compromised and open to hackers or Identity Theft. You should call
RITBA at (401) 423-0800 and request proof that your information was not compromised.

WARNING RITBA.ORG NOT SECURE

As of September 13, 2013, Don’t Toll Dot Com Discovered that
The RITBA website was not secure and any personal information
was at risk to be available  for hackers and other criminal acts.

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 TELL US YOUR E-Z PASS HORROR STORIES
If you have a horror story to report concerning your E-Z Pass,
please click on the link above
and submit your story for

 

 


Drivers try to trick Sakonnet Bridge toll scanners

Providence Journal – Sept 14, 2013.

 

 

REMEMBER DAVE DARLINGTON SAID
NO CHARGE IF YOU DO NOT USE YOUR E-Z PASS

SO, WHY ARE THEY SO CONFUSED – READ THE ABOVE ARTICLE,  AND
THEN WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!  MIXED DISINFORMATION FROM THEM.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

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ON JULY 3, REFUSE TO USE PREDICTED THAT MR. CHAFEE WOULD BE DONE IN 2015

Click On The Above Link To Read All About It From Patch.com

 

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The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority “was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free.”

Steven Frias on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 in a Providence Journal commentary

 


Rhode Island collecting dime ‘placeholder’ toll at Sakonnet, but governor speaks up for toll financing1308292refuse

August 29, 2013

 

What Is Your Opinion?
The Arrogant DARINGTON Defies
THE TOWN of PORTSMOUTH’S FEDERAL SUIT

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A Few Pictures of Sunday’s REFUSE TO USE AND DON’T TOLL Rally

 Volunteers Needed – Any amount of time you can help
will be appreciated. Click Here to contact us.

Traffic normal on Sakonnet River Bridge;
about half of vehicles use E-ZPass…..(read more)

RITBA DISINFORMATION - THIS IS A SCARE TACTIC SENT BY RITBA - TOLL TROLL ALERT! We want to remind you that starting today, all vehicles crossing the Sakonnet River Bridge will incur a ten-cent toll. Each one-way crossing costs ten cents. If you have your transponder mounted properly on your vehicle, you don’t have to do anything further.  If it’s not mounted correctly and the transponder reader cannot detect it, you may be subject to additional fees as outlined in your agreement. The additional fees are to pay a real person to come out and open the gate.  WHAT GATE DAVE?

There are NO surcharges if you do not attempt to use the E-Z Pass this is a scare tactic... They cannot charge a surcharge since it was not approved by the Senate or House. NO SURCHARGES ALLOWED ON THE 10 TOLL if you do not attempt to use your E-Z pass.  If you do and it is not mounted correctly, then you may incur a charge.  LEAVE IT HOME

If your prepaid account balance drops below your replenishment level (it varies by customer usage), your account will automatically be replenished from the credit card account you provided. If you have any questions about how your E-ZPass works, please stop by the E-ZPass customer service center in Jamestown, call our toll-free number of 1-877-743-9727, email us your question, or check out the “frequently asked questions” page on the E-ZPass website. Thank you and please drive safely

John DePetro talks with David Darlington about the tolls.

Come on Dave, Make up your mind and stop twisting the story.

August 12, 2013

John Vit On The Matt Allen Show

matt_allenJohn speaks with Matt Allen on The Matt Allen Show on WPRO explaining the campaign, "REFUSE TO USE" E-Z Pass. There are many interesting topics and facts that most people from the state are not aware of. Newport County, join forces and REFUSE TO USE your E-Z Pass.  Let them Mail You A Bill For 10 Cents.  They discuss the facts surrounding the impending vote of the Portsmouth Business Association to either support the campaign of Financial Disobedience in a Civil Way. Click on Matt's picture to listen to the podcast.

August 8, 2013

John Vit On The Helen Glover Show – DON’T TOLL – Mail Me A Bill

FINANCIAL DISOBEDIENCE: gloverJohn Vit explains the legal and illegal answers that RITBA and RIDOT have fed the public. Behind closed doors, changing laws at will, misleading the public, John Vit exposes RITBA, RIDOT and all others involved in the outright deception of the public concerning the use of an E-Z Pass. "You own the E-Z Pass" it is yours to use or not to use. Click on Helen's Picture to listen to the podcast.  Don't believe what you read in the papers or any of the propaganda that proceeds from the mouths of RITBA or RIDOT.  Newport County, join forces and REFUSE TO USE your E-Z Pass.  Let them Mail You A Bill For 10 Cents.

July 2, 2013

The RI House Finance Committee Approve Tolls On The Sakonnet Bridge.

In a complete turnaround Tuesday night, the Rhode Island House Finance Committee approved new legislation, introduced Monday, that restores tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and establishes a new toll rate of 10 cents, according to Projo.com. Just after 11 p.m., the House voted 40-25 to approve the bill. You can check to see how House Reps voted on the bill here. You can check to see how the Senate voted on the bill here. The Rhode Island Senate later voted 29-8 in approval. The bill now heads to the governor for signature. The bill also moves the date of toll collection to this August and "removes language that banned increases on tolls on the Pell Bridge," according to  Projo.com. The bill headed to the House Tuesday night, the last night of the legislative session, as lawmakers sprint to finish the session. Many lawmakers spoke out against the bill. 

June 28, 2013

The RI House and Senate Pass Amendment To Delay Tolls On The Sakonnet Bridge.

The House of Representatives added an amendment to the 2013-14 state budget that bars RITBA, a quasi-public agency, from charging tolls on the Sakonnet before Feb. 1. It also establishes a Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges to seek out alternatives. State Rep. John Edwards, D-Tiverton, expressed confidence the bridge will wind up without tolls. The measure also prevents the bridge authority from increasing tolls on the Pell Bridge in Newport before Feb. 1 to make up any shortfall caused by keeping them off the Sakonnet.

The state Senate passed Article 20 to the $8.2 billion dollar Rhode Island budget on Thursday evening, ensuring no tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge until at least Feb. 1.

In a 36-6 vote the senate approved the state budget that will take effect on July 1. Final passage of the 2013-14 budget – and deferment of the Sakonnet River Bridge toll – now rests in the hands of Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

Article 20 to the state’s 2012-13 budget pushes off toll collection until February, forming a nine-member commission that will meet for six months throughout the summer and fall to study alternative revenue-generating options that could support the four East Bay bridges. The commission will be composed of three representatives, three senators, the director of the state Dept. of Transportation, the director of the state Turnpike and Bridge Authority and the director of the state Dept. of Administration.

The House originally sought to push tolls back until April, but amended the article to hold tolls off until Feb. 1, 2014 instead.

On Jan. 15 the commission will present its findings to the General Assembly, which will muse the findings and make an ultimate decision on tolls by Feb. 1.

With deferment of the Sakonnet toll, the state Turnpike and Bridge Authority is grappling with ways to generate revenue to support its four bridges – the Sakonnet River, Newport Pell, Mt. Hope and Jamestown bridges. RITBA Chairman David Darlington said on Tuesday that the authority would likely increase fees on the Newport Pell bridge to make up for the lost revenue stream on Route 24 in Portsmouth.

Carolyn Montgomery, of Little Compton, R.I., holds a sign in protest of looming tolls at the opening of the Sakonnet River Bridge Friday.

IMPORTANT: To all persons against the proposed toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge and the 37,000+ people who signed the anti-toll petition, please pass this information along.  We need your help to get the widest dissemination. Update-1/25/2013.

Protesters hold signs at the opening of the Sakonnet River Bridge Friday, October 5th, 2012.  Protesters from both sides of the bridge were on hand to protest the proposed toll.


  • Citizens believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the RI State Government believe every day is April 15

  • The Tolls are only a Proposal, not a law.–Sen. Christopher Ottiano

  • It's NOT over!!!–John Vit, Chairman SRB Toll Discussion Group.

  • Refuse to Use Your EZ-Pass–Don' Toll Administrator

 

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