Statements about Transportation

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."

"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."

"Our numbers are going up at the airport."

"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."

Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America . . . and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."

"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."

"They're saying that 40 percent of the traffic that goes over [the Sakonnet River Bridge is from] out of state."

The InterLink at T.F. Green Airport is the closest air-rail link in the country.

"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."

Providence's port is "200 miles closer to Europe than any other Eastern port."

"Voted the ‘best specialty plate in America’"

"We are one of the most expensive [bus] rides in New England."

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