PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Revenue says a plan to cut registration fees for commercial trucks is costing the state $1.1 million more than expected.
The plan to cut registration fees is supposed to reduce the burden placed on local truckers after lawmakers voted to start collecting tolls on large commercial trucks.
Lawmakers had said the cuts would reduce state revenue by $4.3 million.
Officials say costs are higher because lawmakers did not take into account registration fees for trucks that travel through the state.
The president of the Rhode Island Trucking Association tells the Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/2q33gz9 ) the difference in expected costs shows the state does not understand how the trucking industry works.
A spokesman for the Department of Revenue did not comment on the lower fee collections.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com