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McKee orders RIDOT to refund news outlets for Washington Bridge emails

The Providence Journal had to pay $450 for emails detailing last December’s sudden closure of the Washington Bridge. WPRI-TV CBS 12 was charged $300.  The...
THE TEMPORARY FERRY SERVICE running from Bristol to Providence due to the partial closure of the Washington Bridge will end Jan. 19. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

Temporary Bristol-Providence ferry service to end Jan. 19

PROVIDENCE – Citing low ridership and high costs in running it, the temporary ferry operating from Bristol to Providence to help alleviate congestion on...

Free ferry service to continue into the new year

PROVIDENCE – The free ferry service between Bristol and Providence will continue into the new year, according to a Wednesday announcement by the R.I....

Bristol-Providence ferry opens with few passengers; contract could be shortened

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation said as of noon Thursday that 35 people had taken the free ferry service between Bristol and...
VIRTUAL ROADMAP: From left, Skanska USA Inc. Senior Vice President Paul Pedini and Senior Virtual Design Construction Manager Patrick Rice Pedini pose with a digital blueprint of the Interstate 95 Viaduct Northbound Project in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Skanska USA Inc. is clearing traffic with new technology

PBN Innovative Companies 2023 Architecture, Construction & Engineering: Skanska USA Inc. A GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY whose founder helped stir significant contributions into the cement business in...
RENEWED INTEREST: Pawtucket Foundation Executive Director Jan A. Brodie stands in front of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center, which has been attracting residential and commercial development interest to the area since opening on Jan. 23. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center seeing heavy traffic, development interest

The long-awaited Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center is finally here, and many agree it’s been a success so far. The new transit center – comprised of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...
PROACTIVE APPROACH: ­Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon stands on New England Way at the intersection of Gilbane Street. Both roads are on the schedule to be repaved. Solomon said roadwork has been a priority since he took office in spring 2018. He says last year was the first time in 20 years the city has implemented a proactive program.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting back vs. bad roads

Evidence of Rhode Island’s rough roads turns up regularly at Harold Crook’s Garage in Cranston. Bent wheel rims, flat tires and alignment problems can...

Single Providence transit hub still planned

The movement of Peter Pan and Greyhound bus service in Providence away from Kennedy Plaza to a location across from the Rhode Island Convention...
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