lawmakers are continuing their review of possible alternatives to a new toll on
the Sakonnet River Bridge.
A commission set up to study the issue is
scheduled to hold its next meeting Wednesday at the Statehouse.
The General Assembly created the commission
after residents in the East Bay protested plans for a toll on the new span, which
connects Tiverton and Portsmouth.
Lawmakers capped the toll at 10 cents until
next spring to provide the commission with time to research alternatives. The
toll is likely to increase next year if no other way of raising revenue for
bridge maintenance is found.