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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!
By Bruce Burdett / 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)!
Dave Darlington 2005-2014
An Era Ends
Best of Luck With Your Health
LEGISLATORS, RIDOT and RITBA TAKE NOTICE
57% OF RHODE ISLANDER VOTERS
OPPOSE THE TOLL ON THE SAKONNET BRIDGE!
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
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
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
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.
‘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
Check Out All The Bid Information On
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!
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.
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.
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
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
Steven Frias on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 in a Providence Journal commentary
August 29, 2013
What Is Your Opinion?
The Arrogant DARINGTON Defies
THE TOWN of PORTSMOUTH’S FEDERAL SUIT
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Traffic normal on Sakonnet River Bridge;
about half of vehicles use E-ZPass…..(read more)
Come on Dave, Make up your mind and stop twisting the story.
August 12, 2013
John Vit On The Matt Allen Show
August 8, 2013
John Vit On The Helen Glover Show – DON’T TOLL – Mail Me A Bill
July 2, 2013
The RI House Finance Committee Approve Tolls On The Sakonnet Bridge.
June 28, 2013
The RI House and Senate Pass Amendment To Delay Tolls On The Sakonnet Bridge.
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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