Majority of AAA members support RhodeWorks plan

By News Staff

According to a survey from AAA Northeast, fifty-five percent of AAA members in Rhode Island support the Raimondo administration’s RhodeWorks plan, and more than 80 percent believe the state is not spending enough money on repair and maintenance of roads and bridges.

More than 2,200 AAA members responded to the online survey in late November. AAA asked a variety of questions related to transportation funding options.

The survey revealed that 55 percent support the RhodeWorks truck toll proposal; 36 percent oppose the proposal, and the remaining 9 percent were neutral or had no opinion.

When asked about an increase in the state gasoline tax if the revenue is used solely for transportation purposes, 51 percent opposed an increase and 43 percent supported.

Fifty-nine percent give a rating of poor to the overall condition of the state’s roads and bridges. Eighty-two percent believe the state isn’t spending enough money on repair and maintenance of the transportation system.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 61 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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