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RIPTA: New downtown bus hub will take ‘no less’ than 3...

PROVIDENCE – Three years is the minimum time the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says it will take for plans to build a new,...

Federal funding sparks conflict between R.I. transportation projects, climate goals

PROVIDENCE – A $750 million injection of federal funds for state transportation improvement projects has become the latest flashpoint in conflict over climate change...
Marcus Mitchell

Mitchell named state volunteer president of AARP Rhode Island

MARCUS MITCHELL, founder of Shere Strategy Enterprises LLC in Providence, was recently named the new state volunteer president of AARP Rhode Island. Mitchell will...
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...

McKee touts strategy for downtown bus hub project in transportation forum

PROVIDENCE - Amid recent community debate over bike lanes and bus-hub improvements in the capital city, Gov. Daniel J. McKee is stressing the importance...

AARP Rhode Island names Mitchell state president

PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island on Tuesday named Shere Strategy Enterprises founder Marcus Mitchell as state president. He replaces Phil Zarlengo in the volunteer position...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...
Scott Wolf

Rebooting historic tax credit is smart move

A recent PBN article (“Textile mill renovations now paying dividends,” June 25) highlighted five mill-conversion projects in Rhode Island, former massive and abandoned industrial...
FOR 18 MONTHS, signs in Warren and Barrington have detoured cyclists and walkers off the East Bay Bike Path because of two unsafe bridges. Grow Smart Rhode Island says it’s an indication that the R.I. Department of Transportation has put a low priority on “active transportation” infrastructure. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Closed bike bridges a rallying point for ‘active transportation’ advocates

The 18-month closure of two crucial bridges on the East Bay Bike Path has become a symbol of a larger problem in Rhode Island...
PETER ALVITI JR., director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, stands in Kennedy Plaza in Providence last year and explains where new bus stops are planned as part of RIDOT’s planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT taps brakes on bus hub plan

After insisting for months that the proposal to split up the Kennedy Plaza bus hub had already received adequate vetting and opportunity for public...

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