Beverly Scott, who left as head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in April following massive failures of the region’s largest mass transit system, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Two Rhode Island fire departments will receive significant grants from the federal Port Security Grant Program to improve training procedures and provide equipment that will help protect the Port of Galilee and 23 square-miles of waterways in South County.
The first-ever Institute for Design and Public Policy at the Rhode Island School of Design brings together 24 leaders and strategists from Aug. 2-8 to focus on how to use human-centered design to address complex public policy issues.
Several Rhode Island businesses have registered for the 2015 Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition (DEFSEC) Atlantic conference, to be held Sept. 8 through 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Cunard Centre.
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff.