SOUND OFF: Local Impact of Sakonnet River Bridge Tolls

How would a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge impact you, your family or your business day to day? Sound off in the comments below.

Tiverton STOP is soliciting letters from East Bay residents who would be affected by a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

At the group's Thursday night launch meeting at the Tiverton Town Hall, STOP organizers said they aim to send 5,000 to 6,000 personal letters to the governor and local legislators documenting the impact a toll would have on individual citizens, families and small businesses.

If you want to help Tiverton STOP achieve its goal, you can pick up a template letter to mail or email to the governor and state legislators at the Town Hall or ask for an electronic copy by emailing TivertonStop@gmail.com. Tiverton STOP is asking any residents who contact the state representatives also send a letter in to the organization via email.

We want to know:  What would a toll would really cost you and your family on a day-to-day basis? Do you cross over the bridge everyday? How would your business be affected? 

Sound off! Let us know by voicing your opinion in the comments section below.

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B/STOCK October 01, 2012 at 12:47 AM
With $4.00 a gallon for gasoline I think complaints about driving expenses like tolls are misdirected. The last time gasoline was $4 a gallon crude was $140 a barrel. Friday it was $92. I would like Washington to explain that to me. The toll won't affect me much but I am sure a it will have some impact on the local residents but like I said earlier with $4 a gallon gasoline a under a dollar toll will not really do much to the cost of driving.


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