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IBTTA Statement on the Dismissal of the Truck Tolling Lawsuit in Rhode Island


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, IBTTA Communications Director | 202-210-2962 (mobile)



WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the dismissal of the truck tolling lawsuit in Rhode Island, Patrick Jones, the Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, released the following statement: 


“IBTTA supports the state of Rhode Island's plan to use truck tolls as one of many revenue streams to rebuild major bridges in the state.  Large majorities of Americans support greater investment in infrastructure. While the judge who dismissed the lawsuit did not address the merits of the case, we remain hopeful that no court will deny Rhode Island, or any state, the ability to assess user fees including tolls to rebuild its vital bridges and highways.”

For more information, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at or 202-210-2962.


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 About IBTTA
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 20 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st Century. For more information, please visit or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.