(Updated 8:32 a.m.)
The R.I. Public Transit Authority has initiated a market study to consider options for expanding service to Quonset Business Park, one of the largest employment centers in the state without direct service.
It was predictable, that when the R.I. Department of Transportation announced it was creating eight new positions and reclassifying six others as part of a new organizational structure, there was much gnashing of teeth in the public sphere.
When a reorganization creates a new set of managers to oversee large projects, is that necessarily an inefficiency?
It depends on their role, and whether the outcome represents an improvement in service, according to management specialists. …
Providence College, in an announcement Friday, said it will close the college-owned portion of Huxley Avenue, from Eaton to Ventura streets, to traffic sometime between May 16 and June 1, and permanently turn it into a pedestrian walkway.