Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

SECTION 24-12-22

§ 24-12-22. Purchase of Jamestown-Newport ferry franchise.

In the event revenue bonds shall be issued in an amount estimated to be sufficient with any other available funds to pay the cost of constructing the Newport Bridge and opening the bridge for traffic, there shall be deposited with a bank or banks in the city of Newport or in the city of Providence for the credit of a special account in the name of the town of Jamestown, the sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) as the cost of the ferry franchise, and the money so deposited shall be held by the bank or banks in the name of the town of Jamestown for the benefit of the town until such time as the Newport Bridge shall be open for traffic. Upon the opening, the ferry franchise shall be transferred to the authority, and thereafter in consideration of the transfer of the ferry franchise, the money so deposited shall be applied, to the extent necessary, to the retirement of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the town of Jamestown incurred on account of ferry operations conducted by the Jamestown and Newport ferry company and any balance of the amount so deposited shall be paid to the treasurer of the town of Jamestown.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1954, ch. 3390, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 24-12-22; P.L. 1960, ch. 219, §§ 1, 14; P.L. 1963, ch. 165, § 13.)