transporation http://ripr.org en Chafee Calls Sakonnet Toll Necessary To Avoid Debt + Deterioration http://ripr.org/post/chafee-calls-sakonnet-toll-necessary-avoid-debt-deterioration <p></p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee isn't backing away from the state's placement of tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, despite sharp opposition from residents and business owners in the East Bay.</p><p>Chafee says he understands the toll is unpopular and that many people are economically squeezed, but he calls the approach necessary.</p><p>"Unless there's a better way to maintain our bridges, which there hasn't been yet, I won't pass on future costs to our children and grandchildren," Chafee said Thursday during a taping of RIPR's Political Roundtable.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:41:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 20488 at http://ripr.org Chafee Calls Sakonnet Toll Necessary To Avoid Debt + Deterioration