NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says it may reuse or try to sell equipment on the Sakonnet River Bridge that's not needed after the toll was eliminated.
A RITBA spokesman said Tuesday some equipment could be reused on the Newport Bridge. He said the board will also explore selling it.
The General Assembly eliminated the 10-cent toll.
RITBA earlier estimated it spent $4.6 million to $5 million installing the toll equipment. A spokesman said Tuesday a more detailed review found it was just over $4 million.
He said RITBA would have to pay a $1 million contract termination fee to the company that pursues toll violators on the Sakonnet and Newport bridges if the board decides an outside processor isn't needed.
RITBA collected $800,000 from the Sakonnet toll.