Increase the current 34-cent diesel tax by 18 cents to produce an estimated $10.8 million annually. By way of comparison, Connecticut’s gas tax is 55 cents.
Increase truck registration fee by $500 per year to produce a projected $1.6 million annually. The truckers’ association says Rhode Island currently has the lowest truck registration fee in New England.
Drop the proposed tax credits and other sweeteners the governor proposed last June to reduce the new cost of the new truck tolls on Rhode Island registered businesses, and redirect the $13.5 million to bridge and road maintenance.
No Billion Dollar Loan No Cost To The Taxpayers
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