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RIPTA an alternative for riders affected by MBTA South Attleboro repairs

ATTLEBORO – The South Attleboro commuter rail station has closed indefinitely for repairs, but affected Rhode Island riders can use bus service to connect...

MBTA to weigh service cuts despite opposition

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts’ transit agency is expected to consider service cuts to the Boston-area’s public transportation system. The board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation...

Boston rents boost Providence’s appeal

Renowned for its prestigious universities, historical significance and sports fanaticism, Boston seemingly has something to offer everyone – except maybe a place to live....
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
THE MBTA commuter rail reported more mechanical failures in 2016 than any other system in the U.S. / PBN FILE PHOTO / VICTORIA AROCHO

MBTA commuter rail worst-in-nation for mechanical failures in 2016

BOSTON –Boston commuter rail trains had more mechanical failures last year than any other system in the country, newly released federal data shows, despite...

Commuter rail key to R.I. growth

Mary MacDonald’s Sept. 1, 2017 article, “The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay off. Is it time to privatize?” is...
REGULAR COMMUTER: Andy Arsenian of South Kingstown is a regular commuter to his job at Bank of America and has seen few people on his ride since the R.I. Department of Transportation in July started offering free, daily train service between North Kingstown, T.F. Green Airport and Providence Station.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay...

On the 7:45 a.m. train ride to Boston, via Wickford Junction, Andy Arsenian sat in a comfortable booth seat, his tablet on the table...
A passenger waits to board an MBTA commuter train in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Free rides won’t fix what ails R.I. commuter rail

How far off were state and local officials in their projections for commuter-rail demand between North Kingstown and Providence? Free service the state began...

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