PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says six companies have submitted bids to design, build and operate electronic tolls that will charge big-rig trucks for traveling along Interstate 95 and other highways.
The Providence Journal reported that the department said Tuesday that Raytheon and TransCore are among the companies that submitted bids.
A law signed last year by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo allows the state to install truck-only tolls to help raise money to repair bridges and roads.
The toll network is expected to include gantries in 14 locations. The first tolls will be erected along I-95 in southwest Rhode Island near the Connecticut border.
The state plans to award a 10-year contract with two five-year options to the winning bidder in May. Construction is expected to begin by fall.
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