Study suggests RI is cheating bridge repairs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A new study suggests that Rhode Island could be cheating the maintenance of state bridges.

The report, which was released on Monday by Roger Williams University, finds that only one out of every 17-cents collected for car registration fees or gas taxes actually goes towards bridge repairs.

The other 16-cents reportedly goes into the state’s general fund, according to the study.

The same study finds that most other states use the majority of their fees and taxes for preventative maintenance on bridges.

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