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RIPTA approves contract for Phase 1 of new transit center

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday approved a $16.9 million contract to Next Wave Partners to begin the...

Advocates celebrate McKee’s signing of housing legislation

WARWICK – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday ceremoniously signed the legislative package passed by the General Assembly in June and led by House Speaker...

Contested downtown multihub bus plan scrapped

PROVIDENCE - State officials have quietly scrapped a contested plan to split up the central downtown bus hub across three locations, appearing to move...

Alternative downtown bus hub plan gains support amid continued delays in...

PROVIDENCE – More public input was the reason state transportation officials said in April that they were pumping the brakes on a contested plan...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Complaint: RIDOT downtown transit plan violates Civil Rights Act

PROVIDENCE – Two community groups have filed a complaint alleging that the state’s downtown transit plan violates federal anti-discrimination protections and are calling for...

RIPTA: New multihub bus system increases transfers for 1% of riders

 PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new, decentralized bus system in Providence will have little effect on the number of transfers riders have to...

Transit users criticize proposal to spread bus routes among three Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Transit advocates, including people who regularly ride the R.I. Public Transit Authority buses, say the state is making a mistake in dividing...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...

Grow Smart Rhode Island moves to Lauderdale Building

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit public policy organization Grow Smart Rhode Island has moved from the Roger Williams University-owned building at One Empire to the...
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