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PROBLEM AREA: The Interstate 95 viaduct is a traffic choke point during rush hour and beyond, a problem that the R.I. Department of Transportation will address with a $240 million reconstruction. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

I-95 north traffic changes in Providence coming Jan. 6

PROVIDENCE – Motorists using Interstate 95 north will see a new traffic pattern after the downtown exit near Providence Place mall beginning Jan. 6...

McKee must be in step with public on bridge review

After some early missteps, the McKee administration’s response to the Dec. 11 Washington Bridge closing has improved. The administration was clearly caught off-guard by the...

Southwest Airlines reaches $140M settlement over holiday flight-canceling meltdown last year 

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines will pay a $35 million fine as part of a $140 million settlement to resolve a federal investigation into...

Shipyards celebrate $1.4M in federal funding

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Representatives from both J. Goodison Co. and Senesco Marine LLC shipyards joined state and local officials Friday to celebrate $1.4 million...

Winter storm warning issued for R.I.; morning commute affected

PROVIDENCE – A winter storm warning has been issued for most of Rhode Island and parts of southeastern Massachusetts for Friday, with an expected...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $8.9M for fuel-efficient buses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to help the state replace 17 high-mileage busses with more-fuel-efficient...
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go...
R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority CEO Scott Avedisian said a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow the agency to make "critical" repairs on the Chafee Maintenance Facility in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA gets $3.3M for bus maintenance facility

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority received $3.3 million in federal funds to modernize its infrastructure, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and the U.S....

Privacy Shield certification ‘adequate’ method for cross-border data transfer

Editor’s note: The is the second of a two-part series. Click here to read the first part. The Privacy Shield self-certification program was approved by...
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