Rhode Island wants to put tolls on a stretch of Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border in a story that resonates beyond the nation’s smallest state and its neighbors.

“Rhode Island is indicative of the struggle we have about transportation,” said Don Shubert, co-chairman of the U.S. Tolling Coalition, a Madison, Wis.-based group of public and private sector transportation interests urging Congress to allow states more flexibility in tolling their Interstate highways.

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