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, according to a survey from AAA Northeast.
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 found:
“We were very pleased to see the large number of AAA members here in Rhode Island who took the time to respond to our survey,” said AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Lloyd P. Albert. “The truck roll proposal has received a great deal of attention, and the interest shown by AAA members is a clear sign that the public will be closely following its progress early in this legislative session.”
Members who opposed both the RhodeWorks plan and an increase in the state gasoline tax were given a set of additional options for transportation funding, and were asked if they could support any of them.